I am back, after a twenty-eight hour voyage on everything from a tiny bush plane to a Boeing 737 -- exhausted, totally discomfited by jet lag, but full of stories to tell. It will take me a while to catch up. In the Johannesburg airport, I passed the time by deleting 375 unwanted emails. Now, I must reply to the important twenty-five, reflect on the comments on my Piketty posts, compose an appropriate report of my safari, and prepare to start teaching the Gorgias in the Osher LifeLong Learning Institute at Duke the day after tomorrow. Now I must figure out how to incorporate into my blog the pictures and videos I took with my remarkable IPhone.
Tomorrow I shall offer a meditation on the safari experience, connecting it to some observations about the ineluctably ideological nature of social reality. [What did you expect, a travelogue?]