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50 YEARS OF PAX, LUX ET VERITAS (1965-2015)

Posts on Jul 29, 2015

"All Religions are the Same": True or False?

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 07/29/15 9:57 am) Anybody surfing the 'Net cannot but encounter statements to the effect that "my religion is better than yours," "my god is more powerful than yours," and so on ad infinitum. < ...

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NATO and the Kurds

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/29/15 8:44 am) The KTCC (Kurdistan Training Coordination Center), directed by an Italian officer, is presently training the Kurdish Peshmerga--Operation "Prima Parthica." The Italians are training th ...

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Posts on Jul 28, 2015

Ronald Bailey`s "The End of Doom"

(Richard Hancock, USA, 07/28/15 11:51 pm) The Wall Street Journal of July 27 has a review of the book, The End of Doom, by Ronald Bailey. The reviewer is Lord Lawson, who served as Britain's Secretary of State for E ...

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Are Sanctions Effective?

(Timothy Brown, USA, 07/28/15 8:01 pm) Having managed the Cuba embargo for a couple of years, my opinion of sanctions is that they're rather like self-abuse. (You're welcome to use a more colorful word.) Even though they may ...

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EU, Germany, Greece...

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/28/15 11:29 am) Nice analysis from José Ignacio Soler (28 July), but it is useless to discuss only Greece and Germany. The EU is an absolutely wrong construction. Before creating such a construction, it ...

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EU, Germany, Greece

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 07/28/15 5:20 am) I read with great interest the article sent by Henry Levin on 24 July, regarding Greece's widespread public anger and hostility towards Germany concerning the economic reforms and agreements. ...

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BS Bingo

(Timothy Brown, USA, 07/28/15 4:38 am) Mr. Black (27 July) might consider fighting back against the overuse of buzzwords by playing a game the military call "Bullshit Bingo." Create a bingo-style set of playing card made ...

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Hegemony

(Sasha Pack, USA, 07/28/15 4:20 am) In response to Randy Black's question (27 July), hegemony basically does mean "leadership and dominance." Not one or the other, but necessarily both. Domination, but with the complicity ...

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Towards a Deconstruction of Academic Discourse

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 07/28/15 3:49 am) Allow me to problematize Randy Black's insightful deconstruction of the discursive turn within the leisure of the theory class. As an unarmed prophet challenged by an armed one (with a concealed ...

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Posts on Jul 27, 2015

Why Fighting Corruption Won`t Work

(Henry Levin, USA, 07/27/15 10:11 pm) This short piece argues that fighting corruption won't work. A close read shows that bureaucratic and legalistic and mechanical approaches to fighting corruption don't work. Hausmann assumes ...

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