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South African History OnlineOn the fifth anniversary of South African statesman Nelson Mandela’s death, it’s worthwhile to remember how his thinking moved from violence to reconciliation as the solution to undoing apartheid. On his journey to a different approach, Mandela visited Algeria – a place where the revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon also developed his ideas on armed struggle. A grim revolutionary war started in Algeria in 1954 between the indigenous Arab population, mai…
03.12.2018 · From The_Conversation_Africa
Relishing the independence of the mind is the basis for naturally imaginative activity. Industry and educators are agreed: the world needs creativity. There is interest in the field, lots of urging but remarkably little action. Everyone is a bit scared of what to do next. On the question of creativity and imagination, they are mostly uncreative and unimaginative. Some of the paralysis arises because you can’t easily define creativity. It resists the measurement and strategies that we’re familiar with. Indisposed by the simultaneous vagueness and sublimity of creative ...
28.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia
En 1918, la Pologne recouvre son indépendance. Au terme d’une longue lutte de plus d’un siècle, les Polonais réussissent à reconstituer un État indépendant. À la suite de la Grande Guerre, les trois puissances qui, à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, s’étaient partagées l’ancienne Respublica polonaise, sont vaincues : d’abord la Russie tsariste, malmenée sur le front puis renversée par la révolution bolchevique en 1917 ; puis les empires centraux : Allemagne et Autriche-Hongrie.
15.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
Stan Lee was the voice of my childhood. As I sat transfixed by Spider-Man cartoons on Saturday mornings, his energetic narration welcomed me into the story; made me feel part of the gang. Never mind that the animation wasn’t up to much; it looked like a comic, had a great theme tune, and Stan “The Man” Lee, my buddy, was giving it his personal seal of approval. Famously, Lee originally honed this warm persona in print. The words “Stan Lee Presents” in the Marvel comics I was also feverishly devouring – black and white British reprints of the Amer…
13.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_UK
2 de noviembre de 2018. Como todos los viernes, las novedades musicales llegan a las tiendas de discos que todavía quedan y a las grandes superficies. Una destaca por encima del resto: El mal querer de Rosalía. A estas alturas, Rosalía es cualquier cosa menos una desconocida. La campaña que su discográfica, Sony, ha desarrollado en los últimos meses ha sido expansiva y no ha habido hueco en el que Rosalía no se haya colado. Se ha convertido en el mayor fenómeno de la música popular española en prácticamente las dos últimas décadas.
08.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_Spain
In 2016, nearly 10 percent of American kids were living in three-generation households. In a recent study, I discovered that the number of kids living with their parents and grandparents – in what demographers call a three-generation household – has nearly doubled over the past two decades. Why has this been happening? And is it a good thing or a bad thing? The answers are complex. The reasons for the trend are as broad as social forces – like a decline in marriage rates – to unique family circumstances, like the loss of a parent’s …
07.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, came from a family of Zoroastrians. In the Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” there’s a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury. “So now the family name is not good enough for you?” “I changed it legally,” Mercury responds. “No looking back.” It might come as a surprise to some that Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara. He came from a Parsi family that had roots in India and he was a Zoroa…
03.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
Comic books of the 1950s and 1960s made a point of their potential to terrify, with anthologies from Entertaining Comics, such as Haunt of Fear, Vault of Horror, and Tales of the Crypt, boasting covers with straplines such as “Within these pages dwell creatures from the terrifying beyond!”
31.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_UK
La Gay Pride de Paris, en 2014. Depuis la rentrée, il ne se passe plus un jour sans qu’une agression homophobe ou transphobe soit recensée par la presse ou sur les réseaux sociaux. L’association SOS homophobie alerte depuis de nombreuses années sur les actes LGBTphobes dans des rapports annuels qui traduisent le surgissement du rejet dans tous les espaces de la vie sociale. En 2016, l’espace public (rues, transports…) représente 14 % des plaintes enregistrées par l’assoc…
24.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
When the British street artist Banksy shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it was purchased for US$1.4 million at Sotheby’s, did he know how the art world would react? Did he anticipate that the critics would claim that the work, in its partially shredded state, would climb in value to at least $2 million? That the purchaser would not object and would instead rejoice? We have no way of really knowing, though the famously anonymous artist did suggest that the shredder malfunctioned.
19.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
Depuis quand se soucie-t-on de l'opinion publique ? L’opinion publique, comme la météo ou les résultats sportifs, compte parmi ces éléments tellement insérés dans notre environnement qu’ils font partie de notre quotidien. On la retrouve partout, tout le temps, et sous différentes formes. Omniprésente, elle est parvenue à se rendre indispensable. Vous souhaitez changer de marque de biberon pour vos enfants ? Celle-ci est « recommandée » par 82 % des parents. Vous êtes déçu par votre…
17.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
A sadly common refrain about young people today is that they are coddled, entitled, self-absorbed and tech-addicted. But as events this year have shown us, teenagers and young adults are fiercely engaged, strong, resilient and determined to make a mark in the world.
16.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Canada
Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iran’s president has rekindled hope for liberals in the country. During his first term, Iran began edging closer to the West, and his positions on both international and domestic affairs indicate further openness to its influence. Current battleground issues in Iran include not just social and economic policy but also cultural concerns. Specifically, say architects an…
16.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Global
Ancient innovators were poets, thinkers, artisans and scientists, not business owners. The classical Greek philosopher Socrates did not become famous for the massive dividends that he provided to his shareholders in the hemlock industry. We remember innovators for their ideas, not their wealth. Why then has inno…
16.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Canada
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