Author: David Bennett

The Whole World In A Grain Of Rice

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politics

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour The opening lines of Auguries of Innocence by William Blake Bloomberg published a story on October 4th claiming that the Chinese government snuck a chip the size of a grain of rice onto the motherboards of servers built by the company Super Micro. It was sent to foreign customers […]

On a visit to the Dohány Synagogue in Budapest

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personal

Our guide, Yoel, pointed out the extent of the ghetto from 1944 after the Government tried to surrender to the Allies. The Government was overthrown by Arrow Cross and the Germans marched in. In front of us in the grounds of the synagogue are buried 2,281 people in mass graves. The graves look like raised flower beds in a small area by the wall of the synagogue, marked by some plaques. We stare at the […]