Weekly SPI Fellows Report
by Deanna Cantrell
Which language is going the way of Latin, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics?┬á SPI Fellow John McWhorter answers this question and explores why a language that once was “the English of its time” is now headed for extinction in his new article seen in The Atlantic, Where Do Languages Go to Die?┬á Hint: The language was used in a much overrated 2004 movie by Mel Gibson.
Lebanon is in the midst of a refugee crisis?┬á SPI Fellow Patrik Lindenfors reports on the state of things on his blog, Refugees Crisis: Humanists call for a strong and humane EU response.┬á Here’s to forward thinking, what is said about religion and government may surprise you.
What stinks in Lebanon?┬á Is it postponed elections?┬á Collapsing water systems?┬á No, those are problems too, though.┬á SPI Fellow Amatzia Baram gives his report on the state of Lebanon in his article Lebanon’s fragile balance holds amid political paralysis.
There is an old saying, you cannot judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.┬á In SPI Fellow A. C. Grayling’s, The irony of migrancy, he challenges the reader to do just that.┬á To put themselves in the place of a migrant and then it goes further in this thought provoking article.