Monthly Archives: November 2003

President Makarios’ 1963 Proposals – The Actual 13-Bullet Letter

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SUGGESTED MEASURES FOR FACILITATING THE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF THE STATE AND FOR THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN CAUSES OF INTER- COMMUNAL FRICTION (1963) The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus, in its present form, creates many difficulties in the smooth government of the State and impedes the development and progress of the country. It contains many sui generis provisions conflicting with internationally accepted democratic principles and creates sources of friction between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. At the Conference at Lancaster House in February, 1959, which I ... Read More »

Philosopher of the Month – Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze, like Jacques Derrida, is a recent French philosopher and historian of philosophy whose name is associated with such movements as post-structuralism, post-modernism and deconstruction. Yet the association, in Deleuze’s case, is almost wholly fortuitous: Deleuze has often expressed confusion over the whole notion of post-modernism; has sometimes implicitly attacked deconstruction; and is so far from being concerned with the structuralist and post-structuralist problematic of language that he has sought to undercut much of its mysterious force by returning ... Read More »