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Foreign Accents – “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – Amy Chua

February 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Ethnicity, Multi-culturalism

“Never ever make fun of foreign accents,” I’ve exhorted them on many occasions. “Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery. Those are people who crossed an ocean to come to this country.

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Nationalist, Not Ethnic Conflicts – “The Fall of Yugoslavia”, Misha Glenny

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Ethnicity, Genocide, Multi-culturalism, War, WW2

From the beginning of the conflict in Croatia, one question above most others has exercised minds inside and outside the country: what causes this depth of hatred which has provoked atrocities and slaughter on such a wide scale over such a short period of time? In retrospect, it seems clear that the wars of the […]

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Mostar – “The Fall of Yugoslavia”, Misha Glenny

February 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Ethnicity, Multi-culturalism, War

Mostar is famous above all for its Ottoman architecture symbolised by the old footbridge which arches high over the Neretva River… Hercegovina is divided by the river Neretva, whose moth is in Croatian territotyr but which soon enters Hercegovina. The Serbs consider the Neretva the dividing line between Serb and Coat territory. The Croats however […]

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