<h5><a href="http://fortune.com/2017/02/24/travis-kalanick-must-go/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">... or at least that excuse for a CEO Travis Kalanick.</a></h5>
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick attends the summer World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Shu Zhang – RTX2I8Y7

I have just completed this weekends catch up on my news feeds. I have written for a long time about what I consider to be the stark corruption that is in the DNA of Uber and how I believe that it emanates from the top – in the form of Travis Kalanick. (I am not alone)

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            <strong>The second post today from a friend ... this one from Michael Suderman.</strong>

At what point did we become such cowards? Over 200 years ago this country was founded by people who, without fear, stood up to an adversary immensely more powerful than themselves and declared that no longer would they be governed by tyranny, ruled by force or controlled by fear. They understood that ALL MEN, regardless nationality or religious belief, deserved the right of freedom from persecution. Since that time this country has heralded that as the cornerstone of our ideology. We have fought innumerable wars in that cause, extended our hand in friendship to the world promoting that. Promised our aid to any and all that asked fighting for that.

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            <strong>Republishing this today, the original in Greek - <a href="http://epohi.gr/synenteuxh-me-ton-stathh-gourgourh-kathghth-klassikhs-agglikhs-kai-sygkritikhs-logotexnias-sto-panepisthmio-koloumpia/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">can be found here,</a></strong>

It arrived via my friend David Fenton, who has known Stathis for more years than he is prepared to share. It is a rough google translate – so apologies for some of the patchy phrasing. If I find a better translation, I will replace it.


An interview by Stathis Gourgouris, Professor of Classical, English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University by Peter Short. Continue reading