Monthly Archives: October 2007

Authentic Inuit Art

Creation and Exclusion in the Canadian North Nelson H. H. Graburn University of California, Berkeley, USA Abstract Modern Inuit commercial arts grew out of the desires of multiple non-Inuit agencies and persons active during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Competing visions, of art production as substitute for welfare, art as continuity with pre-modern crafts, art as Canadian national symbol, art as the expression of extreme alterity in the form of an animistic hunter-gatherer people’s world view, brought into being a ... Read More »

George Bizos

George-Bizos Book Image

Bizos was the son of Antonios (known to his family and friends as “Antoni”) Bizos, the mayor of the small village of Vasilitsi, south of Koroni and Kalamata on the Messinian peninsula of the Peloponese, Greece. Koroni (Κορώνη is a town and municipality in Messenia, Greece of Arvanite origin Kalamata (Καλαμάτα Kalamáta, formerly Καλάμαι Kalámai) is the second-largest city of the Peloponnese in southern Greece Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία In May 1941 ... Read More »

Bush Threatens Humanity to “Save” Israel

Where’s the outrage? Where is the screaming NYT’s headline, “Madman Bush Ready to Launch World War III if Ahmadinejad Possesses Nuclear Arms”? Where are the TV commentators blasting this latest evidence of maddening Read More »

Positive and Negative Liberty

Negative liberty is the absence of obstacles, barriers or constraints. One has negative liberty to the extent that actions are available to one in this negative sense. Positive liberty is the possibility of acting — or the fact of acting — in such a way as to take control of one’s life and realize one’s fundamental purposes. While negative liberty is usually attributed to individual agents, positive liberty is sometimes attributed to collectivities, or to individuals considered primarily as members ... Read More »

“Capitalism Is The Worst Enemy Of Humanity”

Speech by Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma during the United Nations meeting on Climate Change, New York, September 24, 2007 ( UN photo ) would like greet the panel, and on behalf of the Bolivian peoples, I want to say that I am pleased that there is such a great gathering to debate global warming and climate change. Today in our discussions, we must be very sincere and very realistic about the problems Read More »