March 8, 2012

Teju Cole on Kony and the White Savior Industrial Complex

Alexis Madrigal asks:

What would it be like to have an intellectual class more like Teju Cole & less like Tom Friedman?

Context.

(thanks, Sarah)

comments

  1. Joel Bernstein on March 8th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Can we make a deal where I won’t try to save Africa in exchange for not having to feel guilty that I haven’t tried hard enough to save Africa?

  2. Deron Bauman on March 8th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I can sell you this bracelet.

  3. Joel Bernstein on March 8th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Do I have to wear it?

  4. Deron Bauman on March 8th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    That’s where it gets complicated.

  5. Joel Bernstein on March 8th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Anyway, I think we can all agree on one thing: Thomas Friedman is a douche.

  6. Derek White on March 8th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t like Tom Friedman because when I google him i get the journalist & not the artist.

    I read Teju Cole’s book a few days ago & quite enjoyed it. And he is one of the best tweeters out there.

  7. Aaron Winslow on March 8th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    The world is flat, my ass!

  8. Dave Vogt on March 9th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    The world is my flat ass.

  9. Deron Bauman on March 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    The world is my flat oyster.

  10. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I inhabit multiple worlds — all of them ostiones almendradas. Almond-crusted oysters.

  11. Deron Bauman on March 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Are they flat?