Transforming Kindergarten, Part 2

The case of The French Primary Education System v. X continues, but the litigation has become convoluted, testimonies contradict one another, and eyewitnesses are scarce. As I am inclined to project every little thing onto the macrocosm of cultural differences, it’s easy for me to lose track of the fact that all that’s really happening…

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Transforming Conformity

When we arrived in Lille, G offered us just about the best advice anyone can receive when they arrive in a foreign culture: be a chicken. At first, this is confusing to anyone who knows about the game of “chicken” – why would this gentle, thoughtful man be advising us to drive headlong towards French…

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Transforming Healthcare

In Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary Sicko, he contrasts the United States pre-Obama healthcare system with the more government-regimented systems of four other countries. First, he goes to Canada, where he mugs surprise at the camera while hosers in Tim Hortons tell him they didn’t have to pay for medical treatment. That’s the government’s job, they…

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