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Posts on 05/17/98

The Baneful Prospects of Language in the Phillipines

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/17/98 9:07 am) Now the language issue has raised its ugly head in the Phillipines.The total area of the 7,100 islands is slightly larger than Arizona. There are two official languages: Pilipino (based on Taga ...

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Learning & Teaching Bilingualism

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/17/98 9:06 am) Keith Cordes recalls a well-established success: "Didn't Berlitz start the immersion teaching a long time ago - even with his own family at home, where each member had a different lang ...

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Posts on 05/15/98

Spanish TV

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/15/98 1:54 pm) Spanish TV news, which is very good, broke precedent today by announcing at the beginning of the program a world tragedy: the death of Frank Sinatra. It covered his tawdry life with reverence. A li ...

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Posts on 05/13/98

El Niño

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/13/98 2:08 am) The Economist of May 9-15, 1998 features a long, detailed, and important article "The Americas: The season of El Nino." It has an excellent map, showing how different areas have ...

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Posts on 05/11/98

National Press Club

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/11/98 1:21 pm) The National Press Club in Washington has celebrated its 90th birthday. We take advantage of the occasion once more to express our debt to the press, which constitutes our best information network a ...

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Eldridge Cleaver: the end?

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/11/98 8:07 am) A previous memo called attention to the revolutionary Afrocentrism with which some of our schools were imbuing black children. One of their icons was Eldridge Cleaver, who died on May 1. Disillusion ...

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Posts on 05/10/98

Affirmative Action

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/10/98 8:08 am) John Shoven has completed his term as Stanford's Dean of Humanities and Sciences. I assess his administration very favorably, but the more critical student assessment singles out for praise his ...

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Posts on 05/08/98

The manipulation of Mexican Americans

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/08/98 9:57 am) An earlier memo described the manipulation of Mexican Americans by the Mexican government. A complementary phenomenon is their manipulation by Mexican-American politicians. Ron Unz sponsors World pr ...

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Posts on 05/05/98

The Wind(s) of Freedom

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/05/98 7:47 am) President Gerhard Casper is thoughtful and foresighted; he is also observant. He gave some time ago a talk about Ulrich von Hutten and his slogan, which is Stanford's motto, "The Wind[s ...

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Posts on 05/04/98

A Tehuantepec Mirage?

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/04/98 11:04 am) A Tehuantepec Mirage? We pay much attention to Mexico because we are living in Pompeii next to Vesuvius. Fires have exacerbated human suffering in Mexico, and a lava ...

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