Author Archives: Guestspeaker

About Guestspeaker

A joint effort of several authors who do find that nobody can keep standing at the side and that “Everyone" must care about what is going on in today’s world. We are a bunch of people who do not mind that somebody has a totally different idea but is willing to share the ideas with others and to be Active and willing to let others understand how "today’s decisions will influence the future”. Therefore we would love to see many others to "Act today".

Whose university is it anyway?

Ron Srigley, Los Angeles Review of Books, 22 February 2018 Administrators control the modern university. The faculty have ‘fallen,’ to use Benjamin Ginsberg’s term. It’s an ‘all-administrative’ institution now. Spending on administrators and administration exceeds spending on faculty, administrators out-number faculty … Continue reading

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U.SA. Still top destination for international migrants

The United States has been the top destination for international migrants since at least 1960, with one-fifth of the world’s migrants living there as of 2017.  The majority of present Americans have forgotten where they originally came from. Often they … Continue reading

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Trump et al.— The Global Storm

Originally posted on Back To The Routes:
​All around us, I see posts about how when Trump won, so did sexism, racism and hate. But the issue runs much deeper. First think about this question— would you mind so much…

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France and the Burkini

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
? EDIT: As several readers have pointed out, it is not France but specific municipalities in France that have banned the burkini. Some municipalities in France have decided to ban ‘burkinis’ on various beaches. This means…

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The amazing life of the first woman to run for US president

A group of Singaporeans who are passionate about current affairs, technology, startups, money-matters, lifestyle, and a good cup of coffee, “Kopitiam Bo” not only look the latest Singapore-related articles so that you can stay abreast with the times! They also look … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a World War I Artillery Barrage

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
Shells bursting at Ypres A lot has been said about the role of artillery in World War I, in both its intensity and ferocity. On the opening day of the Somme on July…

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Brexit: Why Cameron’s campaign lost

Originally posted on ChattiButterfly:
A week since the 23rd June aka, our ‘independence day’ still leaves traces of the nation’s shock and disbelief this is happening. Yes, although the 53% of the UK population voted out of the EU, but…

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First sayings around the Brexit

UndercoverInfo which aims to show the news behind the news via a global network of correspondents. If Brexit wins, a reinvented Tory Party, ever shifting rightwards, will have captured UKIP supporters in its wake, as well as many Labour voters … Continue reading

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Brexit and British business

Originally posted on Churchmouse Campanologist:
The newspapers from April 23 and 24 presented the worst case scenarios for British business in case of Brexit. One of the reasons the government is delaying triggering Article 50, which formally begins Leave proceedings…

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Another referendum to quit the EU? Dutch petition for “Netherlands Exit or Nexit” referendum

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
. Populist leader Geert Wilders has labelled the EU a ‘failed project’Credit: Geoff Pugh THE HAGUE (AFP) –  Dutch campaigners have gathered more than 56,000 signatures on a petition calling for The Netherlands to hold…

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