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Posts on 03/16/98

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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(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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Posts on 03/15/98

Spain: The Language Problem

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/15/98 6:52 pm) Language is an important factor in national unity, which is threatened by a linguistic babel. Spanish, or Castilian, was carried from Castile to Andalusia and the New World with the advance of the c ...

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Communism & The Intellectuals

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/15/98 12:28 pm) WAIS vice-chairman David Pike of the American University of Paris has sent me a memo which again shows how different the French perspective is from the American one. Robert Conquest has detailed the ...

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Spanish Language

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/15/98 11:45 am) Retired foreign-service officer Tim Brown, who spent some time in the Philippines, raises an interesting point in commenting on the statement that only 1% of filipinos speak Spanish. We sh ...

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Activist Nuns

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/15/98 11:43 am) Edith Coliver , who for years was associated with the Asia Foundation, writes that she is preparing a book on contemporary activist nuns in the Philippines. She would like to know if anyone else is ...

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