Category Archives: History

The Free Market (and all that) did not bring down the Berlin Wall

Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
There are certain narratives which are never questioned. One such narrative is rise of free market thinking in the last 30 years or so. Now, this itself was not new as before great depression we had…

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This Week Twenty-Five Years Ago: The Velvet Revolution Succeeds, December 1989

Originally posted on hungarywolf:
In Prague on 17 November, 1989, a student rally in Wenceslas Square turned into an anti-government protest and was fired on by nervous policemen. Inspired by events in Germany and infuriated by the attempted crackdown, protesters…

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Left behind for economical emigration

Few years ago parents fled the Ceaușescu regime in Romania. Teodora Ana Mihai spends several months in the life of one such family where the kids are being left behind because of economic migration, as hundreds of thousands of citizens … Continue reading

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Did the picture change for Working dads

On Monday, June 9th, 2014 The White House send me a message with the title “It’s 2014, and the Picture Has Changed for Working Dads. Here’s How:” the message told: It’s not 1960: Being a dad looks different now It … Continue reading

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Dissolution of Bijbelvorsers (Bible scholars), Association for Bible study

In our life we may try to do a lot of things. We learn by trying, succeeding or failing,  falling and standing up again. In my life I tried a few things and those things I tried to do were … Continue reading

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The truth about the creation of the Greek state in the 19th century

Originally posted on Rove Monteux:
The following is a documentary named 1821, in full as broadcasted by Greece’s television station SKAI, with added subtitles in English; 1821 refers to the Revolution of 1821, the Greek War of Independence (Ελληνική Επανάσταση) against the…

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Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire

Catherine Shakdam, Editor in Chief of The Levant, just published Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire on the back of the ‘black army’?  In this interview Catherine suggests that ISIL, that ostensible “Islamic extremist” group backed by Israel … Continue reading

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Turkey witnessing a surge in xenophobia

NATO member and European Union applicant, Turkey is witnessing a surge in xenophobia, according to new research by Washington-based Pew Research Center. Findings of the new survey coincide with an increasing amount of conflict along the country’s southern border and … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 2002 #2 Antalya and Side inside out

With it 378,726 citizens in 1990 Antalya looked a vibrant city were I was very well treated in a very modern hospital, though I had paid for an all in hotel only my wife and son could stay there while … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 2002 #1 Aspendos

In the palindrome year, the first since 1991, a few moths after the 17th FIFA World Cup and months before Turkey’s 15th general election was held on 3 November 2002 following the collapse of the DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition led by Bülent … Continue reading

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