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Even well-ordered, apparently stable societies can quickly break down

It’s rather that my family history warns me that even well-ordered, apparently stable societies can quickly break down. Neighbour can be set against neighbour. BBC radio presenter Adrian Goldberg, a British citizen and son of a Holocaust survivor, explains why … Continue reading

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UNESCO adds new heritage sites around the world

UNESCO World Heritage Center adds new heritage sites to its World Heritage List. “A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural,[1] historical, scientific … Continue reading

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A breakthrough on Huntington’s desease

Amazing things are happening around us. This one is so much worth noticing: “Huntington’s disease (HD), also known as Huntington’s chorea, is an inherited disorder that results in death of brain cells” (see Wikipedia article). “Huntington’s is one of the … Continue reading

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Robert Guillaume: Benson

Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson DuBois on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson, as … Continue reading

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Vive la France

Vive la France ! Bon Appétit !

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Cleaning the Watch

“Having my Watch cleaned” by JP Appleton. There is something inspiring about this picture. An a bit philosophical. This picture was featured on the BBC In Pictures gallery. See more of JP’s artistic photographs on his website jpappleton.com and at … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise

Mireille Mathieu performs La Marseillaise on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower (1989). La Marseillaise is the national anthem of France. The song was written in 1792. Performance from 1988:

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