Archive for July 2013

Thought (51)

In a truly civilized country we should never criticize people because they are different, but we should never be afraid to criticize them regardless their diversity too. Dario de Judicibus, Bolzano, July 8th, 2013 Translations In un Paese davvero civile non bisogna mai criticare una persona in quanto diversa da noi, m [...]

Antigone: the primacy of co...

Οὐ γάρ τί μοι Ζεὺς ἦν ὁ κηρύξας τάδε, οὐδ' ἡ ξύνοικος [...]

Government Blackmail

⇆ Si può mettere a repentaglio la continuità di questo governo, impegnato in un programma di attività ben definito, senza offrire pesanti ragioni ai più malevoli e anche interessati critici detrattori del nostro paese, pronti a proclamare l'ingovernabilità e inaffidabilità? I contraccolpi a nostro danno si vedrebbero subito [...]

The Dark Side of Buddhism

We define fundamentalism, in the broad sense, any ideology whose purpose is to create a homogeneous system where there is no plurality of ideas and programs, reconciling and unifying all the existing positions, or rejecting and delegitimizing all positions other than its own, in practice rejecting any compromise so that the latter will pr [...]

The F-35 issue: food for th...

The F-35 Issue: Food for Thoughtby Gherardo Albano These days there's a big discussion on whether Italy should buy 90 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning IIs. The aim of this article is to analyze the overall picture within which such an important decision should be taken. In particular, there are two separate fields of analysis, one pure [...]

Broken lives

When we talk about war, we are used to think just in terms of the “good” and the “wicked”, especially if the conflict in question is the Second World War, where the Axis and the Allies engaged in the bloodiest contest in human history. But war is also a complex event, where the stories of individuals are interw [...]

Italy Global Ranking 2013

There are many organizations in the world whose mission is to observe and evaluate countries, cities, companies, associations, and public and private institutions with respect certain parameters. Not all are equally reliable or completely impartial and not all of the criteria used to carry out such assessments are always acceptable and gene [...]

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