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How writer Suki Kim embedded herself among North Korea’s elite – Dec. 18, 2014 CBC The Current

Updates: A Feb. 25, 2017 Atlantic article is entitled: “The Meaning of Kim Jong Nam’s Murder: His death has punctured the myth of the Kims’ holy bloodline.” A Feb. 28, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Friendship on the rocks? China, North Korea clash over nuclear and chemical weapons: North Korea’s reaction was so strong that some Chinese […]

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The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013)

Around the time that it was published, I read a book by Charles Tart entitled Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings (1969). The book introduced me to a concept that I found appealing. In the book, Charles Tart or some other writer asserts that if one wants to enhance one’s level of consciousness, […]

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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying (Neitzel and Welzer, 2011)

Soldaten (2011) analyzes transcripts of secretly recorded conversations among German POWs during the Second World War. I learned of the book from online reviews. Updates By way of an update regarding topics discussed in this post, a March 1, 2013 New York Times article describes recent research regarding the extent of the Holocaust during the Second World War. […]

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Macfie’s overview (2002) of orientalism highlights the forces of individualism

In Orientalism (2002), Alexander Lyon Macfie analyzes the ongoing debate regarding orientalism. This blog post will highlight Macfie’s definition of and his concluding comments regarding orientalism. His comments in the book’s concluding chapter highlight the role of individualism, a topic that appears to be of relevance in relation to the emergence of postmodernity and postmodernism. Definitions […]