A generation meets the world for the first time?

My generation has faced its share of challenges. The past 30 years or so have seen the emaciation of the American soul in the name of material accumulation. Public education has gotten steadily worse for the many and better for those lucky few with the opportunity, or the ability to demonstrate the incredible capacity, toContinue reading “A generation meets the world for the first time?”

“40 years of silence:” for Indonesians, the past is not just the past

In the heart of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, Monas, the Monument Nasional, rises like a huge obelisk into the smoggy air. If the aspiring structure speaks to a metaphorical national pride, the museum built under the base of the monument tells a narrative of nationalism that leaves no room for interpretation. A seriesContinue reading ““40 years of silence:” for Indonesians, the past is not just the past”