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Posts on 08/25/98

Religion

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/25/98 6:06 pm) Recent memos have pointed out the symbolic importance of events in Spain. Now the Saints come marching in, or rather treading gently. The most notorious remark of Republican Prime Minister Man ...

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Posts on 08/18/98

US Apathy

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/98 1:27 pm) Three apparently unrelated events took place in June. The International Press Association, which defends the freedom of the press, met in Moscow. It faced two problems. The first was governm ...

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Middle America

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/98 2:00 am) Most Americans could not name the countries of Central America, but it is in the middle of an area fraught with danger. A memo on Mayan propaganda activities in Honduras brought the retort fro ...

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Posts on 08/16/98

Phillip II

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/16/98 6:08 pm) Phillip II What do the vociferously anti-papal Ian Paisley and Philip II have in common? A lot. Philip II married Bloody Queen Mary of England, who burned Protest ...

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Posts on 08/15/98

US in the Media: 2 Noses

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/15/98 1:17 pm) Pascal correctly remarked how different the history of the world would have been if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter. I have always wondered by Pascal singled out her nose, but press ...

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Posts on 08/12/98

The Tarahumaras

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/12/98 10:59 am) The Tarahumaras are perhaps the most primitive tribe in Mexico. They live in the Tarahumara Mountains, west of Chihuahua. They get little attention. They are not even mentio ...

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Posts on 08/10/98

John Wonder

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/10/98 11:20 pm) We wish to thank John Wonder for his contribution to the CIIS Fund. Now Professor Emeritus at the University of the Pacific, he is best known for his studies of ...

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Posts on 08/08/98

Islam - A Second Discussion

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/08/98 4:18 am) The state of Israel is a historical accident. Its recognition by Truman occurred at a time when the Islamic lobby scarcely existed ; U.S. foreign policy is largely ...

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Posts on 08/06/98

A Pox on Ernest Hemingway

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/06/98 6:20 pm) As I struggle to write my eye-witness account of Spain from monarchy to civil war (1931-36), I am reading or re-reading many of the innumerable books on that per ...

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Posts on 07/27/98

Poetry and politics

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 07/27/98 2:07 am) Faction, not fiction is my literary creed; the novel and the theater are obsolete, as is poetry (not poetic language). Poets have inflated egos and love the sound of their o ...

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