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Posts on 12/06/97

The Social Contract

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/06/97 3:27 pm) Popular news magazines like "Time" and "Newsweek" have deteriorated in their attempt to boost circulation. Thank heavens "The Economist" still keeps up its standards. A ...

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Posts on 12/05/97

Our Lady of The Washing Machine

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/05/97 8:20 am) Our Lady of The Washing MachineMy lamentation about the new Palo Alto statue of a naked woman carrying on her head a tilted washing machine out of which water drains has provoked  quit ...

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Posts on 12/04/97


(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/04/97 3:37 pm) In my TV interview with Professor Rakove, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book on the constitution, we discussed the changing of meaning of key words. We referred to "Liberty" and &qu ...

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Posts on 12/01/97

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/01/97 9:33 am) It is common for groups to have a symbolic figure, like Adam Smith for those of a certain socio-economic orientation and Jefferson for those of another. Alexander Graham Bell would seem to be the ...

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Posts on 11/29/97

James Bryce (1838-1922)

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/29/97 9:39 am) As you surely know, C-Span has conducted a year-long campaign promoting Tocqueville's account of democracy in America. In Oxford, in the 30s, I taught a course on Tocqueville--the worst course ...

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Posts on 11/27/97

Art & Intelligence

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/27/97 8:25 am) The memos on (1) Paul Rich's essay on Chiapas and e-mail and (2) Bilbao and art brought quite a response.   (1) The objection that there is such a mass of information and disinfo ...

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Posts on 11/22/97

Spain: The Basque Provinces

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/22/97 6:53 pm) Our highly esteemed vice-chairman Professor David Pike of the American University of Paris has sent me a fat envelope decorated with the artistic stamps France still produces. One reproduces a beaut ...

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Posts on 11/20/97

Latin American News Syndicate

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/20/97 3:30 pm) The Latin American News Syndicate (lans@mail.txdirect.net) defends the Latin American Armed Forces against their critics with incredibly detailed document ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/20/97 3:29 pm) I am surprised that colleagues do not use ABC POL SCI., which is very important for scholars in our field. I have just received Vol. 29, No 5.It is one of the many creations of WAIS Fellow Eric Boe ...

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University Governance

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/20/97 7:53 am) Your long and excellent interview (June 25, 1997) with Stanford's President Gerhard Casper brings up the whole question of university governance. When I arrived in this country in 937 I was s ...

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