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1. Serban Nicolae: Partizanii anticomunisti au daunat Romaniei. Stalin si Churchill, in egala masura doi criminali.

2. Un primar din Maramureş şi-a organizat nunta în 7 sate, cu 2 000 de oameni. Udrea, Băsescu, prezenţi.

3. Victor Ponta a dezvăluit că Liviu Dragnea şi Laura Codruţa Kovesi au tăiat porcul împreună în 2013.

 

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The Digital-Humanities Bust by Timothy Brennan

 The frequent appeal of DH to „crowdsourcing” and to „building user communities” in order to circumvent professorial authority sounds at first very democratic. But it has a dark side — weaponizing an already potent techno-discourse in the general culture and cutting the legs out from under innovative malcontents and nonconformists. The scattered aggregate of atomized individual contributions in supposedly „collaborative work” inevitably migrates to the safety of social norms. The crowd remains a crowd.

Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era By Carlos Lozada

President Trump’s recent speech in Warsaw, in which he urged Europeans and Americans to defend Western civilization against violent extremists and barbarian hordes, inevitably evoked Samuel P. Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” — the notion that superpower rivalry would give way to battles among Western universalism, Islamic militance and Chinese assertiveness. In a book expanded from his famous 1993 essay, Huntington described civilizations as the broadest and most crucial level of identity, encompassing religion, values, culture and history. Rather than “which side are you on?” he wrote, the overriding question in the post-Cold War world would be “who are you?”
So when the president calls on the nations of the West to “summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization,” when he insists that we accept only migrants who “share our values and love our people,” and when he urges the transatlantic alliance to “never forget who we are” and cling to the “bonds of history, culture and memory,” I imagine Huntington, who passed away in late 2008 after a long career teaching at Harvard University, nodding from beyond.

Emoji

Why You Need Emoji

We also draw information from touch—I once knew a successful businessman who claimed to be able to tell how reliable a potential partner or client was from how they shook his hand. Grip strength, the feel of the other’s palm, and the other actions associated with nothing more complex than a handshake may provide all we believe we need to make far-reaching conclusions about a potential business partnership.