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Unnamed soldiers: secret heroes, great causes, death and glory

  We all watched and maybe even loved stories of great heroes – kings, queens, generals – leading their armies to victory or glorious defeat. Each country or culture has its own such historical names that may have existed or not, and there are international names acknowledged and respected internationally. Nevertheless, we know about Caesar, […]

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Face to Face with Propaganda: Romania presented to the English-speaking world in 1985

Well, I’m not going to comment much, for the ones who know how the (not only Communist) propagandistic wooden language sounds like, this post will be as clear as the day, for those who don’t – read my comments, and don’t take any quote literally! My source today will be from Prof. Andrei Oțetea’s A Concise […]

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Help Rebuild the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo

Bosnia’s National Library was destroyed, thus amputating a crucial component of Sarajevo‘s (and not only!) cultural life. Books for Vijecnica is a site dedicated to the rebuilding of the library by collecting books (as donations) from all over the world. I think donating even a book or two to mend this real tragedy could be […]

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Just the Black Notes…

Inspiring! Wintley Phipps tells the history of the song Amazing Grace, its roots in slavery. His rendition of the song gave me chills and brought tears. Hope you enjoy it too. ~Bonnee

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