April 21, 2004

Lars von Trier

Posted at 01:35 PM

The Vancouver International Film Festival annually commissions several promotional short films which are broadcast on television and shown before every festival screening. In 2003, the theme was "what if the characters in the film were actually living in the film?"...

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April 19, 2004

Red Star Over China,
Edgar Snow

Posted at 08:24 PM

Snow's epic recounting of months spent with China's Red Army during the Civil War. Includes extensive biographical material on numerous players on all sides of the conflict as well as an inspiring telling of the Long March. Snow also describes...

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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order,
Samuel P. Huntington

Posted at 06:40 PM

Huntington's thesis, established first in a 1993 article appearing in Foreign Affairs is that the West has been in decline for much of the last century and that several other resurgent civilizations are poised to compete for economic, political and...

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