Thursday, January 6, 2011

khan academy.

have i posted about this before? i think i have but it's that important...

go visit.

salman khan is so awesome. he reminds me of why i probably should've gone to a montessori school... i've literally spent full days just going through whole courses in one sitting (with breaks for human necessities, of course.) plus his videos are amazing as references that explain things more eloquently than i ever could. perfect example: why do i think gold is a bubble? there's a lesson for that...

yep, they're all that good.


ah the inglorious glory of being glorious. he's up there with sergio de mello, but if there was ever a diplomat that embodied the liberal dilemma, it was holbrooke. he was an arrogant hypocrite of the best kind, the kind that was self-important because he was important. he walked the impossibly fine line between defending liberalism and defending it through necessarily illiberal means. and i'll always love him for it.