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POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

Serious people are used to thinking badly of celebrity culture. They hate how everyone wants to read about where the latest big name has been on holiday, or who they’re dating. They say it’s silly and a sad reflection of modern civilization. Such stern attitudes may sound sensible and noble, but they are in truth deeply irresponsible. The impulse to admire and have heroes is an important part of human nature. Ignoring it or condemning it won’t kill it off;…

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The Lost Cultures of Whales | Shane Gero | TEDxOttawa

The Lost Cultures of Whales | Shane Gero | TEDxOttawa

Translator: Elena Montrasio Reviewer: Patrizia C Romeo Tomasini Most of the ocean is dark. It’s a darkness so deep that only three people have ever reached its end. It’s a darkness so vast that it covers the world’s longest mountain range, and its grandest canyons. It’s an elusive dark, that covers most of our planet. We have put people on the Moon and robots on Mars, but the deepest parts of our world’s oceans, where the sperm whales make their…

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The Right to Life before Birth in International Law

The Right to Life before Birth in International Law

After the many crimes of the Second World War, the States across the globe wanted to reaffirm the universal character of the right to life and the fact that the protection of the guarantee of the right to life is the cornerstone of human rights. This is very clear. And it would apply to every human being. Now we see an attempt to reintroduce, within this right, distinctions between human beings, that would guarantee the right to life only to…

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SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

Democracy was achieved by such a long arduous and heroic struggle that it can feel embarrassing even shameful to be pretty Disappointed by it Perhaps the best guy to such feelings and to Modern democracy in general is a 19th century French aristocrat [Alexis] De [Tocqueville] Photo Tocqueville Democracy was a highly exotic and new political option he’d been born in 1805 when Napoleon was the populist dictator of half of Europe But he prescient lee believed that democracy was…

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Rape Culture | Reagan Williams | TEDxArkansasStateUniversity

Rape Culture | Reagan Williams | TEDxArkansasStateUniversity

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Peter van de Ven On January 8th of 2012, a fourteen-year-old girl asked a friend to come over for a slumber party. The two have been friends since early childhood, even though they were separated by a grade in school, and they started out the evening drinking and watching a scary movie. And she had been texting an older boy named Matt, who was the senior quarterback on the football team. Like any other freshman, she…

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