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Language (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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In Defense of Scholarly Translation (David Pike, France, 12/22/16 7:03 am) Our editor John Eipper wrote on October 6: "Why don't we Academics advocate for graduate credit to be awarded for scholarly translations? This way, one seminar could lead to a number of valua ...
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"Screwing the Pooch" in the Middle East (Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 12/20/16 4:13 am) One of Ronald Hilton's great intellectual loves was words, idiomatic phrases, and their origins. This morning I was rummaging around in the Interwebs trying to find out something ...
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Languages of Spain (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/30/16 4:57 am) In the interest of completeness, in addition to Catalan (Paul Preston, 29 October), we should mention the other important regional or official languages in Spain that have not been mentioned so far in ...
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War (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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When Chivalry Was Not Dead: Italo Balbo (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/28/17 4:24 am) In this era of throat-cutters, it may be edifying to remember the following: On 28 June 1940 Marshal Italo Balbo, governor of Libya, was shot down at Tobruk by friendly fire while approaching th ...
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An Oppenheimer Quote (John Heelan, UK, 06/26/17 9:50 am) By chance I have been reading a series of essays--The Age of Kali by William Dalrymple--about India, Pakistan and the conflicts between Hindus and Muslims before, during and after Partition i ...
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War Imminent? North Korea--and Syria (Massoud Malek, USA, 04/07/17 1:36 am) After the election of Donald Trump, I predicted that he would start a new war either with North Korea or Iran. Before the meeting of President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-La ...
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China (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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1977: Deng Reopens China's Universities (George Zhibin Gu, China, 01/21/18 4:52 am) Deng's re-rise to power in July 1977 had many twists and turns. His power remained limited and unstable. But he was clever and tried hard to hide his ambition. In doing this, the supreme leader Hu ...
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"All Things Under the Sun Belong to the Government" (George Zhibin Gu, China, 12/04/17 3:22 am) In essence, China's government in its entire history has been the same as the Western church-state power. There are several facts to consider. First, both the Chinese government and the West ...
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Chinese Universities after 1949; the Physicist Shu Xingbei (George Zhibin Gu, China, 11/29/17 3:57 am) Shangdong University went through all the bureaucratic purges in the Communist era. As soon as the Communists took over, hundreds of Party bureaucrats took power over all the departments and units. Fo ...
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USA (America) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Taking of Tierra Amarilla Courthouse (Richard Hancock, USA, 01/20/18 6:12 am) I spent most of the first 38 years of my life in New Mexico (1926-64). I think that New Mexico has a history that is not equaled in interest by that of any other US state. It has the highest Hi ...
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Personal Tales of Two Cities: Detroit and Flint (Patrick Mears, Germany, 12/08/17 4:52 am) Personal Tales of Two Cities: Detroit and Flint By Patrick E. Mears and Edward O. Mears "We set forth again promising ...
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US Tax "Reform" (Istvan Simon, USA, 12/03/17 4:45 pm) The Senate passed by 51 votes vs 49 the latest attempt to give away huge amounts of tax revenue to the wealthiest Americans like Trump and the Koch brothers, the super-rich who supported the Trump cam ...
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South Africa (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Dispatch from Spion Kop, South Africa (Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 01/17/18 5:25 pm) Last Saturday, en route to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, I visited the eerie site of the Battle of Spion Kop (24th January 1900) in Kwa-Zulu Natal where 243 British soldiers lie buried, the v ...
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Remembering Nelson Mandela (David Fleischer, Brazil, 12/06/13 1:41 am) As most WAISers probably know by now, the "great liberator" of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, passed away December 5th after a long bout of illness. Mandela was a symbol of lib ...
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Metagogiek Philosophy (Carl Lindgren, USA, 12/03/12 7:20 am) During the early 1980s, quite a number of questions arose amongst certain members of the then Department of History of Education at UNISA (University of South Africa) regarding the status, field of st ...
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Education (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Jordan Peterson, Anti-PC Activist, in London (Nigel Jones, UK, 01/19/18 3:45 am) Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, has been visiting London this week to promote a book and has received an extraordinary reception. He has filled halls with ...
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"Critical Issues for Qualitative Research" (David A. Westbrook, USA, 05/24/17 4:24 am) Those of you interested in the fate of the university might be interested in my essay, "Critical Issues for Qualitative Research," the final contribution in the massive SAGE Handbook of ...
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Junkanoo: A Year at the College of the Bahamas (Marga Jann, UK, 09/06/16 5:49 am) I would like to share my article, "A Socio-Cultural Interpretation of Bahamian Urban Architecture and Artifact" with WAIS colleagues. Click Read more

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