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Posts on 10/16/98


(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/16/98 8:31 am) As the Oporto summit exemplified, the world is looking suspiciously at U.S. neoliberal capitalism. In Las Vegas, a $1.6 billion casino joined similar pleasure domes. Is this an example of i ...

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Student Riots

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/16/98 8:09 am) Those who witnessed the Spanish Civil War or the triumph of Nazism in Germany realize how fragile democracy can be. While in Spain and Germany it seems to be working well, not so in ...

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Posts on 10/12/98

Press Freedom

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/12/98 1:17 pm) Although damning the World Bank and the IMF is common, World Bank president James Wolfensen is, as a recent memo noted, a brilliant, enlightened speaker. At the re ...

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Linguistic TV Tower of Babel

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/12/98 12:29 pm)      SCOLA performs a splendid service by bringing us TV newscasts from around the world. This morning, instead of the excellent Spanish ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/12/98 8:20 am) Elena Danielson, who keeps the flame of culture burning at Hoover, writes:  "Re Picasso's politics:  I suggest reading the book which accompanies the show and in ...

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Posts on 10/11/98

The Wind of Freedom Blows

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/11/98 7:45 am) CIIS is primarily a network of faculty members, and we have a special interest in universities, which play so important a role in the world.  CIIS Fellow Maurice Harari, Secretary General of t ...

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Posts on 10/10/98

World Economy

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/10/98 8:31 am) Tom Moore writes:       " Most economists would assert that if every person is gaining in real income, even if some are becoming richer relative to the rest, that ...

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Posts on 10/05/98

The Presidential System

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/05/98 9:54 am) CIIS Fellow Professor Herbert Abrams is a member of a committee set up to study what course should be adopted in case the President is incapacitated by illness. This has happened several times, the ...

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Posts on 10/02/98

Mexican Universities

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/02/98 7:21 am)  We are keeping a careful eye on Mexico because trouble there would mean trouble here. The student riots in Mexico City thirty years ago are still vividly remembered, and the anniversary has be ...

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