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The silence breaker

  by Jennie S. Bev What do Benedict Anderson, John Roosa, and Robert Lemelson have in common? They have all talked about the G30S/PKI incident and its aftermath. Anderson with his Cornell paper A Preliminary Analysis of the October 1, 1965 Coup in Indonesia,...

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The Lolita Effect and female identity

by Jennie S. Bev Powerful influences in today’s digital era alter people’s perceptions and eventually alter the condition of the society. Throughout history, mainstream culture has slanted toward the most influential, which in this case is the producer of the content...

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On the carpenter and resurrection

by Jennie S. Bev Two millennia ago, a simple man from Nazareth made his debut in the world of politics and religion by starting a minuscule Jewish sect. Jesus was a humble man whose values and virtues were remarkable. He was inspiring to all mankind, and Christians...

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Writing for an imaginary homeland

by Jennie S. Bev Everything starts with words. Throughout history, every individual of any degree of importance in society has had at least one book and multiple short pieces written by, inspired by, or dedicated to him or her. Every major event and phenomenon is...

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Screening political soaps

by Jennie S. Bev If life were show business, then politics must have been a soap opera with twists and turns as well as climaxes and anti-climaxes found in Greek tragedies. The only difference is all scenes and chapters are reality and directly affect our well-being....

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Hope from Silicon Valley

   by Jennie S. Bev In September I attended a presentation by a group of distinguished movers and shakers in the region and by Silicon Valley Joint Venture Network’s President and CEO Russell Hancock. In the midst of a bleak economy, those who reside in...

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Facing a U.S. downturn

by Jennie S. Bev The United States is heading into what is believed to resemble the ultimate economic nightmare: The Great Depression. Still, there is a joke circulating about George W. Bush's "limited" intelligence in which he was believed to have said,...

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