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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and Social Anthropology #5

Continuation of the previous part… The path that led the Romans to the greatness has originated from the very common state of the emerging societies, Montesquieu claims in Considerations. It was the egalitarian state of the bands of brigands who … Continue reading

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Columbus Day ruminations: Vladimir of Novgorod and Discovery of America

Everybody knows now that America was discovered not by Christopher Columbus in 1492, but by Vikings in the very beginning of XI century. Not all, however, remember the name and origins of their leader – Norwegian Leif Ericson, even less … Continue reading

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Outrageous ruling of Supreme Court on Westboro Church questions coherency of the First Amendment

An outrageous 8 to 1 ruling of Supreme Court in Snyder v. Phelps case, where the Court sided with the extremist Kansas’s Westboro Baptist Church, upholding its right to engage in hateful protests at military funerals, endangers the very rationale … Continue reading

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