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A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in ...

Hobbes, Thomas

Hobbes, Thomas (1588–1679)   Quick reference

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,416 words

...Thomas ( 1588–1679 ) One of the greatest of all political philosophers, the most brilliant and profound ever to have written in English. Hobbes was born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (he joked that ‘Fear and I were born twins’ because his mother went into labour out of shock at the news of the Spanish Armada) and rescued from an unpromising background by a far‐sighted schoolmaster. Hobbes studied at Oxford, where he learnt a contempt for the philosophy of Plato and, especially, Aristotle that stayed for life. He then joined the family of the Earls (later...

Sotelo, Eduardo

Sotelo, Eduardo (1972)   Reference library

Beth Baker

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
518 words

...Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, New York, and other cities. It became the single most listened to morning radio show in the United States. Like most popular radio DJs, Sotelo employed a mixture of jokes, prank calls, commentary, interviews, and music, in particular regional Mexican music, in his shows. The jokes were rarely political, but Sotelo’s commentary and interviews became increasingly political, exposing listeners to important debates about immigration and other topics. Sotelo was active in promoting the 25 March 2006 ...

Socialism

Socialism   Reference library

Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,650 words

...the suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968 . In the 1960s and 1970s the CPA split twice: once in 1964 , when pro-China elements left to join the CPA (Marxist Leninist), then again in 1971 , when pro-Soviet members split to form the Socialist Party of Australia. The standard joke, in the meantime, was that the CPA was really only the left wing of the ALP anyway—and this indeed expresses one aspect of the ambivalence of Australian communism. It also brings into focus the central issue of how it was that those on the Left who spurned the ALP always...

Intelligence and International Security

Intelligence and International Security   Reference library

Richard J. Aldrich

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
11,023 words

...has not been lost on the practitioners themselves down the years. When Nikita Khrushchev visited the United States in September 1959 , Allen Dulles , the Director of Central Intelligence, suggested cheekily, “maybe we should pool our efforts.” Khrushchev enjoyed the joke and replied, “We should buy our intelligence data together and save money – we’d have to pay the people only once!” ( Grose 1995 :467–8). It was no coincidence that embryonic discussions of the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe in the 1970s quickly incorporated the...

What is Development?

What is Development?   Reference library

Gustavo Esteva

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
12,452 words

...the theory and the practice of post-development ( Ziai 2007 ). A rumor is currently roaming around barrios , pueblos , neighborhoods, and towns – wherever the cancer of development or redevelopment is perceived as such by the people. The rumor is expressed in gossip, jokes, half-words, winks, smiles, a rumor nobody can spell out. What if…? People spreading the rumor are often invisible; at other times seen as the “problem” and the object of development. They have been portrayed as the ugly face of modern society, useless hand-me-downs of nothing and...

International Organizations and Criminal Justice

International Organizations and Criminal Justice   Reference library

Adam M. Smith

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
11,425 words

...Banja Luca, in Bosnia-Herzegovina [but was not arrested]. Another got drunk over a bad conscience and tried to turn himself in at a Dutch checkpoint but was turned away because his picture didn’t appear on the tribunal’s “wanted poster.” Still another reportedly thought it a big joke that he passed through an American checkpoint every day with a military ID card that clearly named him […]. Meanwhile […] wanted war criminals […] were seen every day on the streets of the cities of Pale and Han Pijesek, in the French and American sectors respectively. In another...

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