Category Archives: Thoughts of others

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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Leading the fight for freedom – in Turkey and elsewhere

Originally posted on Turkey File:
You’d have to love your president! Saturday, 15 July, was the first anniversary of a failed attempt by some officers in the Turkish armed forces to overthrow the country’s democratically elected AK Party government. The…

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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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Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

A stand-in Ukip leader said while the votes were being counted that it ‘looks like 2016 is going to be the year of two big political revolutions’ Nigel Farage saying it would be ‘bigger than Brexit’. Nigel Farage later tweeted I … Continue reading

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Some quotes Americans should remember when going to the ballot office

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” Trump caught on a bus on tape. And more than once he was not blushing saying “I did try and fuck her. She was … Continue reading

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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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Aftermath

At the memorial, around 1 o’clock Charles Dance read the poem Aftermath by English poet, writer, and soldier Siegfried Sassoon, who became decorated for bravery on the Western Front and became one of the leading poets of the First World War. … Continue reading

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Wales will probably lose its EU funding #Brexit

Government funding expert (EU/UK) Gary Bridgeman believes that international collaboration leads to better solutions for the challenges that we are facing as a society. He calls himself specialised in EU funding Horizon 2020. First people had to hear the reality … Continue reading

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