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Posts on 03/19/98

Muslims, Jews and Americans

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/19/98 4:18 am) The image, fair or unfair, one people has of another plays an important role in national and international affairs. The vision of the Jews in Nazi Germany had terrible consequences. The Holoc ...

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Posts on 03/18/98

Rule of the Law

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/18/98 9:58 am) The dedication of the new Whittier Law School in Orange County, World was a joyous occasion, with abundant self-congratulatory speeches. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was the guest of honor ...

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Stanford Statuary Group

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/18/98 7:50 am) Regarding the disgraceful plight of the Stanford Statuary Group, Bob Drewes suggests group action. Sounds like an excellent idea, and the Stanford Historical Society would be the logical group ...

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Posts on 03/16/98

Ramon y Cajal

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 6:51 pm) Nobel Prizes are a mixed blessing. Scientists often get credit for work done by their teams. One such laureate in a conversation with me dismissed scornfully the Nobel Prizes in literature, sayi ...

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Language & Politics

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 6:51 pm) The use of language issues for political purposes is a global problem. In a memo on France, we discussed the use by politicians of women's demand for gender-recognition in tit ...

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Interviews with Neil Smelser

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 3:37 pm)   In ...

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Interviews with Gary Becker & Guity Nashat

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 3:36 pm) Our TV programs of hour-long interviews with specialists in international affairs is going well, and the archive of tapes, an important doumentary source, is growing. Gary Becker and his wife ...

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Landmines

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 3:03 am) WAIS Fellow General Robert Gard chose landmines as his topic; he is the adviser to the foundation which supports the movement which won the Nobel Peace Prize. Our memo on this bought this im ...

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Prepare for the year 2000!

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 2:26 am) The millennium fever takes several forms. One is the belief that computers, unable to compete with the number 2000, will break down, and with them our civilization. Paul Cordes, nephew of Keith Cor ...

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New Year. Bah! Humbug! The Case of France

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 2:25 am) Thank God the Saturnalia are over. The Christmas tree IA a pagan symbol, but in this country it is wrongly viewed as a Christian one. Hence the fight over symbols. Big menorahs placed nearby have be ...

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