Rationality and immigration

English is Spoken Here - Yahoo! News
The second dumbest statement in the debate over Senate legislation establishing English as the national language came from Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), who said it was needlessly divisive.
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Wait. A law that unifies a country under a single language is divisive? What kind of logic is that?
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Linguistic nationalism and the USA

CNN.com - 'National' or 'common'? Senate ponders what to call English - May 19, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whether English is America's "national language" or its national "common and unifying language" was a question dominating the Senate immigration debate.

The Senate first voted 63-34 Thursday to designate English as the "national language" after lawmakers who led the effort said it would promote national unity.

Beginning of History

Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the liberal democratic systems.

Feminism as Islam

Feminismus jako islám
Muslimové mají obecně rádi feministky asi stejně jako feministky muslimy. Přesto je feminismus jako islám. ProÄ?? Protože:

a) islám je hlubokým a významným myšlenkovým hnutím s ustavenou, zajímavou tradicí.

b) islám je pestrý a mnohorozměrný, nabízí spoustu cest a směrů.

c) islám klade otázky, které nikdo jiný neklade, a bez něj by bylo naše myšlení chudší.

Research-generated assonant symmetries, equal gender rights and global sexual satisfaction

NPR : Global Sex Survey: Satisfied in the West
A groundbreaking international sex survey reveals that couples in Western countries are the most sexually satisfied, while countries in the East appear to be less satisfied.

Feminism and computer gaming

Wired News: How Lara Croft Steals Hearts
I think young boy gamers loved Lara for reasons that were considerably stranger. They weren't just ogling her: They were identifying with her. Playing the role of a hot, sexy woman in peril -- surrounded by violence on all sides -- was, unexpectedly, a totally electric experience for young guys.

Cadences and harmonies of verbal and dramatic narratives

Several years before his death, the famous Estonian semiotician Yuriy Lotman came to Prague and the thing that I still remember from his talk is an admonition that boundaries are the places to study because that's the most interesting phenomena happen (or come to the surface) at the border between two stereotypes (my words not his).

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