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Simon Bonneau
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A philosophy and literature enthusiast. Writer and administrator for Sungrammata.
A philosophy and literature enthusiast. Writer and administrator for Sungrammata.

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New article published today on sungrammata.com. A look at the ontology of China Mieville's novels, The City and the City and Embassytown. Enjoy and please share it on if you do. Thanks very much.

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New article published today on sungrammata.com. A look at the ontology of China Mieville's novels, The City and the City and Embassytown. Enjoy and please share it on if you do. Thanks very much.

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New article published today on sungrammata.com. A look at the ontology of China Mieville's novels, The City and the City and Embassytown. Enjoy and please share it on if you do. Thanks very much.

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Back in 2009, Venice held its own funeral to mark the decline of the city’s population below 60,000, with mourners lining the banks of the canals as the symbolic coffin of La Serenisima, aboard a gondola, passed by draped with red and pink cloth. If the population of Venice continues to decline at its current rate, in fifty years there will be no locals left.

Read more @ sungrammata.com

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If the population of Venice continues to decline at its current rate, in another fifty years, there will be no locals left. Dying Cities is a brief look at the commodification of cities and what it does to them over time. Enjoy and thanks for reading.

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There is one thing I love G+ for is that there is less preaching to the choir. Facebook can create bubbles of like-mindedness that aren't very productive. Of course, it means being trolled as well...

Posted an article against the idea of banning the burqa and got trolled (of course) by a right-winger using bogus statistics (not cited, of course) about Muslim extremism, so I thought I would counter by sharing some actual statistics you can see with your own eyes.

9/10 US Muslims responded, for example, that they were proud to be Americans. 91% of Muslims world-wide responded that terrorism was rarely or never justified.

More interesting numbers below:

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Debate over banning women from wearing burqas starts again after an Australia senator, Pauline Hanson, attended parliament in a burqa to make a point. It is not just America that needs to worry about the extreme right.

People should be able to wear what they want and it makes no sense to claim to want to help women and then criminalise their behaviour.

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New article published on sungrammata.com today! The Indonesia Journal: Based on a series of journal entries made during a recent trip to Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands. Enjoy and please share it if you do.

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Small shops, Bali, Indonesia.
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