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By Edition On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Canal nudity

"Sorry, my attention is distracted," I wrote, "there is a stark naked person on the bench in front of the house." Oh, well, I thought, no fuss! It's the way, it is. This is Amsterdam! After only a few minutes, the More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Predestination and eternal life

Martin Luther  (1483-1546), an Augustinian monk of Erfurt, posted 95 statements of criticism of the Catholic Church on a Chapel door in Wittenberg., on 31 October 1517. Protestantism was born. The trigger incident More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Migration from the Caribbean and South America

“At the time of independence, in 1975, Dutch subjects living in the colony of Suriname were given the choice of Dutch or Surinamese citizenship. Amazingly, 220,000 out of a population of 450,000 left Suriname More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Negritude is dead

Negritude or pan-Africanism do not show up in the Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean political debate. Edward Blyden (1832-1912) of St. Thomas made it his life's achievement to repatriate Africans to Africa. He became More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Politics

While electorates around the world get ready for ballot boxes, politicians like traders in smoky tavern rooms at farmers’ markets, eager to strike secret deals. “The room where it Happened. No one really knows How The More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Independence dreams

National liberation and socialist change under “working class leadership” was a dream of many islanders but in fact created the biggest problem for Caribbean Island States.  Working class leadership’s inability More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Always bite off more than you can chew

Not always the people who start out the smartest end up the smartest. Contrary to general belief, intelligence is not an immutable given, determined by nature or nurture, genes or environment. You can always substantially More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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POTUS and Pinocchio

Geppetto, an Italian woodcarver, and clockmaker created the marionette Pinocchio and gave the world the archetype of truth. But “graven images” can be very dangerous.  Try to figure it out. Pinocchio would More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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POTUS and Pinocchio

Geppetto, an Italian woodcarver, and clockmaker created the marionette Pinocchio and gave the world the archetype of truth. But “graven images” can be very dangerous.  Try to figure it out. Pinocchio would More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Muddling through

When asked about his general policy in WW II, Churchill answered that he followed the K.M.T policy. “And what Sir, may that K.M.T-policy be?” asked the visiting general. “It is this,” replied Churchill to: More...