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Posts on 03/20/01

MEXICO: Mexico barbaro

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/20/01 10:57 am) Elias Castillo confirms that in Mexico "bárbaro" is not used in the Spanish slang meaning of "superb," "splendid." It simply means ...

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Private Universities around the world - CHINA

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/20/01 7:30 am) From Manchuria, Paul Simon of the State Department comments: "Actually, there are at least three private universities in China, ...

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SPORTS: Pro and Con

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/20/01 4:59 am) A message from Carlos López give the line-up for the session on sports at the WAIS conference, and asks if there should be a commentator. The answer is yes, pre ...

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Posts on 03/19/01

Mexico and the Neo-Zapatistas

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/19/01 10:59 am) David Crow of the University of Texas, who has a remarkable knowledge of Mexico, writes: "In my opinion, much of the analysis on ...

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MEXICO: Is Marcos a Marxist?

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/19/01 10:58 am) Margaret Mackenzie writes: "The point of Marcos' arguing for indigenous right rather than being directly Marxist is most credible: that was how the Miskito In ...

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MEXICO: Marcos as a demagog

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/19/01 10:58 am) I am puzzled by the woman who stands besides Marcos, and translates his speech into sign language- I wondered if she was translating them into Nahuatl. Ti ...

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Posts on 03/17/01

STANFORD UNIVERSITY: The teaching of "foreign" languages

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/17/01 7:31 am) The Stanford Administration proposes to unite the language departments into one, a proposal which meets with the opposition of many of the faculty an students involved. ...

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Private Universities

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/17/01 7:30 am) Many public universities around the world are a mess. Standards are low, and even at the University of California minority students are staging noisy protests demanding ...

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