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Posts on Aug 28, 2015

WAIS Golden Jubilee, 10-11 October, Stanford U (and an Anniversary)

(John Eipper, USA, 08/28/15 3:41 pm) Nine years ago today, on August 28th, 2006, I assumed the mantle of WAIS editor. It was a life-changing event, with some frustrations, many triumphs, and the forming of life-long friendships. Along ...

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University Political Correctness

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 08/28/15 3:30 pm) The Atlantic Monthly article (see Richard Hancock, 28 August) was not the first to blow the whistle on another instance of academic stupidity. Already in May, Todd Gitlin published a pi ...

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University Political Correctness

(John Heelan, UK, 08/28/15 6:32 am) In response to Richard Hancock (28 August), the mind boggles at this apparent dumbing-down of US tertiary education, once considered by some to be the best the world! Presumably, Shakespeare&# ...

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Brussels Train Security; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 08/28/15 4:41 am) Ric Mauricio responds to Randy Black (27 August): Two years ago, my grandsons and I were on the same train, albeit from Paris to Brussels. Nice train. Clean. Fast. As to the question ...

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University Political Correctness

(Richard Hancock, USA, 08/28/15 4:31 am) The September issue of the Atlantic Monthly has an article, "The Coddling of the American Mind," by George Lukainoff and Jonathan Haidt. This article deals with the growing sensiti ...

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Posts on Aug 27, 2015

Freud on Mass Violence

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 08/27/15 10:52 am) I quite agree with Gary Moore (26 August); the trails of psychoanalytic knowledge often go into "no usable basis." This is especially true of mass psychology and mass violence, phenomena so ...

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Heroes of Paris

(Randy Black, USA, 08/27/15 8:38 am) I enjoyed Robert Gibbs' description (27 August) of the American heroes of the terrorist attack on the European train. However, when John Eipper added that "questions are being raised," I ...

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Heroes of Paris: Not Just Americans

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 08/27/15 7:42 am) John E asked on 27 August: "Where were the French citizen-heroes on [the Paris] train?" Actually, the very first person to confront the terrorist was a French person who, wit ...

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Iraqi Christian Militias

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/27/15 7:23 am) Lately we have mentioned the Kurdish fight against IS/Dash, part of their century-long attempt to create a Kurdish state. It looks like that the silly boundaries of the Sykes-Picot Accords, from 16 Ma ...

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CORRECTION: Americans in Paris

(Robert Gibbs, USA, 08/27/15 4:59 am) The three Americans who stopped the terrorist attack in Paris were not Marines. (See Eugenio Battaglia, 27 August.) One of the three is a US Air Force Airman; the other a SP4 (Special ...

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