with Italian educators and students
at Yad Vashem following an emotional
visit to the Holocaust History Museum
and Children's Memorial
Italian Minister of Education and 30 high school students at Yad
IF ADOLF HITLER...
by George Gerbner
If New York glitters like gold
and has buildings with 500 bars,
let me leave it written that they were built from the sweat of the canefields:
the banana plantation is a green inferno
so that in New York they may drink and dance...
From Grievious Happenings
by Pablo Neruda, translated by Victoria Ortiz
In 1934 Hitler came to power promising his German corporate handlers to 'fight communism. ' He had to send in the stormtroopers to smash all radical opposition.
Today he would look over the U.S. scene with some satisfaction. In the U.S. today there is no significant radical opposition to fight. There is no mainstream political choice to the one-party two-branches system. There is no...
Confronting Terrorism and War
Stephen R. Shalom1
THANKFULLY AND ASTONISHINGLY, it now appears that the original death estimates for the World Trade Center attacks were too high; the actual toll may turn out to be in the neighborhood of three thousand rather than six thousand. But such is the enormity of what happened on September 11 that even if the original count is reduced by half, this was an atrocity of horrific proportions.
In terms of immediate deaths, September 11 was the worst terrorist attack ever to take place in peacetime anywhere in the world. It was the most devastating attack ever -- in war or peace -- on the U.S. national homeland. More lives were lost than in such disasters as the sinking of the Titanic or the Johnstown flood or the San Francisco...
I'm writing this assuming that you want an experience you can apply to a career in some fashion (not necessarily as experience you can put on your resume) and that you plan to continue on the educator and/or liberal arts route (clearly you would not care about where to study abroad if you wanted to be a mathematician, since experiencing the world is not really needed for that subject). This is pretty much what I did when considering a study abroad program.
The first thing to do is sit down and figure out where you want to be in 5, 10, and 20 years after your degree is…
Born: 15 April 1452 in Vinci (near Empolia), Italy
Died: 2 May 1519 in Cloux, Amboise,
Franceda Vinci was educated in his father's house receiving the usual elementary education of reading, writing and arithmetic. In 1467 he became an apprentice learning painting, sculpture and acquiring technical and mechanical skills. He was accepted into the painters' guild in Florence in 1472 but he continued to work as an apprentice until 1477. From that time he worked for himself in Florence as a painter. Already during this time he sketched pumps, military weapons and other…