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Posts on 08/06/00

COSTA RICA: Cultural Contrasts

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/06/00 4:17 am) In the political chaos of Central America, Costa Rica appears as a charming island of peace and democracy, with a mostly white population. The capital, San Jose, just ...

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UNITED STATES: Lexicographical Globalization

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/06/00 3:59 am) The international impact of nations can often be traced through vocabulary. The large number of Arabic words in Spanish is a legacy of Arab supremacy. Whe ...

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UNITED STATES and the United Nations

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/06/00 3:59 am) Not even all Republicans were impressed with the hoopla of the Republican convention. Republican Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell said it was "part convention, part ...

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Posts on 08/04/00

MEXICO: The Real Mexico

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/04/00 2:34 pm) Televisa has run an extraordinary program entitled "The Real Mexico." After a section on two Mexican immigrants in Oklahoma who escaped the death penalty thank ...

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UNITED STATES: Republican Convention--250,000 (?!) Balloons

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/04/00 4:00 am) Blasco Ibanez' novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse opens with a scene in which a character peels a handsome apple and reveals that the inside is rotte ...

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Posts on 08/02/00

UNITED STATES: Free "Speech"--Flag Burning, an Argentine Perspective

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/02/00 4:01 am) Raul Estrada-Oyuela, an Argentine diplomat, is bemused by the dispute among other WAISers over flag-burning: & ...

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SPAIN: David Wingeate Pike--Spaniards in the Holocaust

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/02/00 1:26 am) Correction??? To ward off a spate of recriminations, let me say that one source says "Holy Night" was written in Oberstdorf, which was in Austria but is now in Bavaria. Take your choice. ...

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