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Posts on 08/18/99

History a la Carte

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 2:34 am) It has long been realized that international prejudices are largely the result of the history taught to children in their formative years. Attempts to rectify this have had limited success. ...

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Pop goes Parnassus, Parnassus goes Pop

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 2:29 am) WAIS is concerned, among many other international subjects, with cultural matters. The spread of American pop culture is transforming the world into a vast Disneyland, to the dismay and horror o ...

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Separating Power

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 12:49 am) In my review of Gerhard Casper's SEPARATING POWER, I mentioned that Latin American supreme courts tend to accept military coups passively. Brian Loveman of San Diego State University, an aut ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 12:48 am) Paul Rich and Guillermo de los Reyes, both WAIS members, spend the academic year at the University of the Americas (UDLA) in Puebla, Mexico. and the summer at the Hoover Institution, which has j ...

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Oxford Constitution Project

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 12:48 am) My proposal to make Stanford in Oxford a center for the study of the origins of the American system has elicited welcome support. Many of you will remember Edith Coliver from our 1996 conference ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 12:47 am) The response to our Constitutions project has been very positive. It is a vast and complicated subject. Several people have raised the issue of state constitutions. We should get around to that ...

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The Role of the Masons

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 12:47 am) In the United States, the role of the Masons in promoting independence and in drafting the constitution is well-known. since American Masons do not hide their light under a bushel. In Europe and ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/18/99 12:44 am) Our constitutions project will deal essentially with contemporary changes throughout the world. However, the case of Britain is special. The American constitution was based on ideas imported from ...

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Posts on 08/10/99

Decisions in a Democracy

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/10/99 8:09 am) My confession of my struggling ignorance elicited many expressions of approval, from short (Robert Gard) to long (Les Robinson). Les says:   &nb ...

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Native Peoples: The Mayas

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/10/99 6:09 am) The posting about the Day of Native Peoples and the related Corsica meeting of undependence parties elicited the question: What's wrong with that? The answer is ...

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