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Shifty Eyes




When one is nervous or trying to cover up something, his eyes might become shifty. You know, time is pressing. Environment is hostile. So, he naturally chooses the most efficient way to get the visual information of vital importance, because it is easier to master your eyes' muscles than to move your head. In a word, this ability is useful for criminals, businessmen and politicians, who often face stressful situations. The author ...

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Maintaining Iron Curtain


After the end of the Cold War, interaction between the former enemies have intensified considerably. Millions of people move freely across previously heavily guarded borders. But, some anchronisms still persist. For example, despite official openness, western countries, as a rule, reluctantly grant visas to citizens of the former Soviet bloc. The isolationist policy, which hails back to the infamous Churchill's speech in Fulton, remains a priority for some hawks in the Western establishment. Numerous proposals ...

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Warfare Is Not an Excuse


Not only arms and money are vehicles of confrontation. Books and films serve this purpose as well. Clashes in the field of ideology invariably accompany wars, fought on the battlefield itself. In this respect, the Middle East is a region, where such fighting is paricularly intense. Remember Saddam Hussein's Iraq? At the entrance of a fashionable hotel in Baghdad, they put George H. W. Bush's portrait under the feet of visitors. Now, take a ...

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Some Critical Notes on THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS by Samuel P. Huntington

This magnificent contribution to political science requires critical review, because its wide scope of problems raised and the global distribution of The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel P. Huntington makes the book a powerful piece of ideology. Its every paragraph could influence the way of thinking around the world. Therefore, one should pay closer attention to mistakes, which the author, willingly or unwillingly, made in the edition, published by The Free Press in 2002.

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