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  • Harvey Firestone, Conrad Hilton, E. F. Hutton, Fred Maytag and Henry R. Luce to lesser-known leaders at U.S. Steel, General Motors and DuPont.
  • Howard Pew noted, polls proved that ministers could mold public opinion more than any other profession. And so these businessmen worked to recruit clergy
  • Rev. James W. Fifield

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  • “No matter how big you make your balls, you are nothing.”

  • Bozo” on the barrel of a normal handgun to deliver a “less-lethal” payload
  • LRAD’s “sound deterrent feature”—originally designed for military use against “enemy combatants” in the Persian Gulf—was deployed as an “area denial device” against protesters, first in the streets of Ferguson, then in the streets of Manhattan.
May 18, 15

"We must question because this end-worldview justifies our present social order."

  • We must question because this end-worldview justifies our present social order.

  • Collingwood
  • It questions the present through performing the past
  • physical and psychological experience

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Apr 18, 15

"xperience,Memory, Re-enactment screenings and talks (held both in Rotterdam as a collaboration between the Piet Zwart Institute and TENT/Witte de With centres for contemporary art, and in Bergen as a collaboration between the academy and Kunsthall), in a modest way, tried to do. The intersection between academy and art institution can be used to set up a particular framework; this setting allows an approach in which art works are not presented in terms of finite products that the audience can either like or dislike, 'get' or not, but in terms of an artistic process that is open to questioning, discussion and speculation. As an interesting consequence, works that are successful in this particular context are not the ones that are simply 'great', but the ones that are challengingly problematic.

Text: Anke Bangma, Guest Teacher at the Dept of Fine Art. The article is published in the KHiB Yearbook for the academic year 2004-2005."

  • “I’ve never heard of a contract where a company gets 100 per cent,” Minio-Paluello said.
  • Then last month, on the same day the agreement had reportedly been signed, Bob Dudley, BP’s CEO, told the Sharm el-Sheikh audience that at a time when the drop in oil prices have been a huge shock for companies like his that had been living in a “world of luxury”, their pledged investment in Egypt is significant.


    “We have seen in the last year, and particularly in the last three or four months, the term that many people use in Egypt: we can see the red tape being cut,” Dudley told the audience.

Apr 13, 15

"decolonization, Process by which colonies become independent of the colonizing country"

    • Decolonization

      • Overview
      •   <!-- <li class="un"><a href="../democracy/democracy_and_un.shtml">Democracy and <br />  the United Nations</a></li>  <li class="hr"><a href="../democracy/human_rights.shtml">Democracy and <br />  Human Rights</a></li>  <li class="civil"><a href="../democracy/civil_society.shtml">Democracy and <br />  Civil Society</a></li>  <li class="women"><a href="../democracy/women.shtml">Democracy and Women</a></li>  <li class="documents"><a href="../democracy/documents.shtml">Documents</a></li> -->   

      When the United Nations was founded in 1945, some 750 million people, nearly a third of the world's population, lived in Territories that were dependent on colonial Powers.  Today, fewer than 2 million people live under colonial rule in the 16 remaining non-self-governing territories.  The wave of decolonization, which changed the face of the planet, was born with the UN and represents the world body’s first great success.

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