Living in a myth

 This article discusses the idea of how we live in a "myth" where our lives are driven by the idea that material consumption brings spiritual happiness.

for Zwierciadlo

for Zwierciadlo

for The Economist

 How long will the western forces stay in Afghanistan?   What is their level of commitment?   This Banyan piece for the Economist observes a stoic attitude on the part of the Afghani people who watch and wait patiently to see what will happen.  "Time will tell".

for The Economist

Asia has a dismal record on tackling war crimes.  

for The Chronicle Review

This piece for The Chronicle Review focuses on the psychology of healthy people's reactions and attitudes toward students with disabilities.  The commentary suggests that we harbour fears and stereotypes, and need to confront our inner judgments.