my son, michael, sent me links to these amazing talks on a very cool site, http://www.ted.com/
Here are three of many segments. The first two are about Africa/Africans from the 2007 theme “Africa: The Next Chapter.” The third is about memes from the conference on “How the Mind Works.” In it, he talks about toxic ideas and how their spread is able to wipe out entire cultures. He reminds me of Utah Phillips without the music. But, it’s all about ideas, language, culture, communication…and maybe hope?
This site is a wealth of amazing information.
eta: and then this one, just found: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/112