Expert Sitings: Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman is cofounder of Global Voices Online, an aggregator of blogs from around the world (globalvoicesonline.org), and founder of Geekcorps, a volunteer organization that sends technology experts to Africa. His blog can be found at ethanzuckerman.com/blog.
What They’re Reading: Picking up the Pages in Cambodia
Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge decimated Cambodia's intellectual and educated classes, a literary renaissance is beginning to take hold. FP spoke to novelist Pal Vannarirak, vice president of the Khmer Writers' Association, for her take on the country's return to literature.
Raising the Stakes
From Macao to Mexico, casinos are springing up faster than chips fly on a Vegas poker table. Run by multinationals, spread by the Internet, and fueled by tourism, the global gambling phenomenon has taken off in some unexpected places. Can legalized betting save the developing world from its ills?
The Return of the Idiot
Throughout the 20th century, Latin America's populist leaders waved Marxist banners, railed against foreign imperialists, and promised to deliver their people from poverty. One after another, their ideologically driven policies proved to be sluggish and shortsighted. Their failures led to a temporary retreat of the strongman. But now, a new generation of self-styled revolutionaries is trying to revive the misguided methods of their predecessors.
The Nuclear Option
The policies designed to halt the spread of nuclear weapons are only making things worse.
How to Stop a Serial Killer
Every day, malaria kills 7,000 children. For $3 each, we could stop these needless deaths.
No Representation Without Taxation
People only have a stake in the system when they are forced to pay for it.