Violence

“A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.”Lewis H. Lapham – Harper’s (March 1985) Lewis Henry Lapham, born on 8 January 1935 is an American writer,… Read More Violence

(U3A)”The Day John Kennedy Died”: translation & analysis

IL GIORNO IN CUI MORI’ JOHN  KENNEDY Ho sognato che ero il presidente di questi Stati Uniti ho sognato di aver sostituito l’ignoranza, la stupidità e l’odio ho sognato l’unione perfetta e la legge perfetta, irrefutabile e più di tutto ho sognato di aver dimenticato quel giorno in cui mori John Kennedy Ho sognato che… Read More (U3A)”The Day John Kennedy Died”: translation & analysis

19 Febr. 1986: US Senate ratifies UN’s Anti-Genocide Convention

On 19 February 1986 the US Senate approved UN’s anti-genocide convention, enabling the United States to become the 98th nation to ratify that international agreement. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide* had been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260.… Read More 19 Febr. 1986: US Senate ratifies UN’s Anti-Genocide Convention