Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
‘Last night I was on my way to see Bob Dylan in concert in my home town for the first time, at a venue a few hundred yards from where, almost 60 years earlier, my girlfriend and I had listened to Freewheelin’ all the way through, squeezed together in a record-shop listening booth, before buying it, taking it to her parents’ house, and listening to it all the way through again. And then again.
Walking through Nottingham to reach the Motorpoint Arena, as the refurbished ice stadium is now known, I saw a chip shop in the Lace Market, formerly a coffee bar called the Jules et Jim, where three schoolfriends — Ian Taylor, Jeff Minson and I, a sort of Peter, Paul and Peter — had sung “Blowin’ in the Wind” in 1963….’ (Read entire article here)
American biologists Bret and Heather feature here a lot in News on the March because I have found them unique ‘voices of reason’ during, and post pandemic and it turns out many of their hypotheses (scoffed by nearly all) are now being taken more seriously. Although this video is titled ‘Why Musk Matters‘ (and you can see Elon Musk entering Twitter HQ in San Franscisco with literally a sink); the reason I am forwarding this video is because Brett spoke at length of his very recent visit to Colombia – my adopted home. He reflects a lot on Colombian society and the natural environment (from 25:30 in the above video).
When I considered his ‘limited’, but insightful perceptions of Colombia, I wrote the following response to the video:
‘I live in Colombia and Brett got it right for the most part. He failed to mention that almost all are Catholic. So, a leaning towards authority and rules are almost a given. But the bureaucratic demands on citizens is crazy and if you get yourself beyond that, then you can live a life and people will make the most of that space afforded to them.. Just like the woman with her kid on a motorcycle. You have to make ends meet. She has to work, and he has to go to school.‘ (Watch video podcast here)
Konstantin Kisin Defends Book in Battle of Ideas Debate
Video presentation at Triggernometry
Konstantin is a superb communicator, and great questions from the audience. A thoroughly interesting and enjoyable discussion.
This episode was recorded at the 2022 Battle of Ideas festival. Konstantin defends his book, ‘An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West’ and answers questions from a live audience.(Watch video here).