Monthly Archives: June 2008
The Politics of Philosophy within Neo-Conservatism in the US To understand the mind-set of neo-conservatism in America, one needs to examine the origins of the classical, rationalistic, esoteric philosophy of the school of Leo Strauss at Chicago University.
Mugabe: Africa’s serial killer
Supporters of Robert Mugabe show their power by beating people in cities and villages of Zimbabwe, people who didn’t go to vote or people who showed their support to the opposition, even people who were quiet in the name of their family’s peace.
L’avenir de l’Union européenne ne s’inscrit plus dans les traités
Le Non des irlandais n’en finit pas de faire pleurer les chaumières oui-ouistes européennes.
“I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.” – Robert Frost
The pair was alleged to have helped an American missile strike that killed 14 people in a border village last month. Correspondents say that the brazen nature of the killings – one man was decapitated and another shot – show the Taliban’s growing power. The deaths took place in the Bajaur tribal agency near the Afghan border.
American spies? That sounds like they cover their failures with innocent but then what more to expect from religious freaks?
Hillary Clinton is to join Barack Obama at a rally – their first public event since she pulled out of the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate.
The rally in Unity, New Hampshire, is seen as an opportunity for party supporters to come together after the divisive primary battle. The event follows a joint dinner in Washington where Mr. Obama offered help to clear Mrs. Clinton’s campaign debts. Mrs. Clinton is expected to back Mr. Obama’s White House bid at the rally.
Voting is reported to have got off to a slow start in Zimbabwe’s run-off presidential election in which Robert Mugabe is the only candidate.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from the contest because of violence against his supporters. He told them that if they had to vote to protect themselves from attacks to do so, but described the day as “a shameful humiliation” for the country.
Mugabe ignored calls from world leaders to postpone the poll. Foreign ministers for the Group of Eight nations (G8) meeting in Japan said they could not accept the legitimacy of a Zimbabwe government “that does not reflect the will of the Zimbabwean people”. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said they would consult other members of the UN Security Council to see what “next steps” might need to be taken.
That’s how caricature Africa’s Hitler understands democracy!!!
Voices and legality The Iranian government condemned the new EU sanctions against Teheran over the uranium enrichment program as illegal and this raises the question what is legal and what illegal.
As a self-confessed ‘Wildlife Freak’, it was with great interest that I watched this week’s BBC News report detailing the formation of a Beaver dam and the possible breeding success of two Beavers released under licence here in the UK.
Missile defence system, did Lithuanians betrayed Poland?
Probably most of you heard about the anti-missile defence plan for Europe. In short anti-missile radar should be deployed in the Czech Republic, and an interceptor base in Poland.
Euro Reporter finds itself on Cyprus today.
Life can be very busy if you let it be so, but once you make yourself relax, and sit down at a small round wooden table in a cosy coffee shop located in the city centre where you can still find your own inner peace, watching the steam rising up from the cup, enjoying the strong coffee smell mixed with chocolate and sweets, while the air is so clean and warm inside that you can feel the notes dancing on your skin when the music flows in the room gently, people are talking in different languages which are so pleasant that you even find it rhymes with the music in a special way, at that moment, you could drift into your own world…
By Frances Zheng