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THE PHILIPPINES: Catholicism, poverty and corruption

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/05/00 11:41 am) Bienvenido Macario is a Philippine anti-clerical. Yesterday a Philippine technician came to fix my telephone. I asked him what he thought of events in his home coun ...

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THE PHILIPPINES: Catholicism, poverty and corruption

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/05/00 11:40 am) A careful observer of the religious scene, Stephen Schwartz illustrates the motto "Se non è vero. è ben trovato": Read more

NEW ZEALAND: France and wine

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/05/00 10:52 am) I was surprised to find that Michael Bassett, a member of the WAIS International Advisory Board, spends considerable time in Beaune, France, the Burgundy wine cente ...

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SPORTS: The old ideal

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/05/00 5:05 am) Jaqui White recalls a dictum she learned at her father's knee: "Since he was British, honor was a prime virtue: 'It matters not whether you win or lo ...

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SPORTS: WAIS Conference--Sabotage!!

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/05/00 5:05 am) Miles Seeley reveals what lies behind his pleasant, friendly exterior. He writes: What Ronald does not realize is that my sports w ...

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UNITED STATES: Congress and the Middle East

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/05/00 3:33 am) If another world war breaks out, it will begin in the Middle East, so we should talk about it candidly. This is not happening, since both parties are afra ...

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Posts on 11/04/00

Ancient Celts in New Zealand

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/04/00 10:53 am) Bryan Mitchell Kilt Hire, of Hamilton, New Zealand [!] brings up the WAIS discussion about the Celts, the Maori, New Zealand and Tonga: "You wander off abo ...

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SPORTS: WAIS Conference--Sabotage!!

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/04/00 5:06 am) When I was fighting the battle against the horde of sports fans led by Miles Seeley, I consoled myself by singing a hymn by a New England transcendentalist we used to si ...

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UNITED STATES: Universities--First Geography, now History

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/04/00 3:33 am) The 2001 WAIS conference will open with a session on: ACADEMIA AND THE STUDY OF WORLD AFFAIRS ...

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Posts on 11/01/00

Conference Program--Change

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/01/00 9:47 am) Believe it or not, an additional theme has been added to replace the session devoted only to geography and earth sciences. The decline of a knowledge of h ...

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