Posted on 07/07/2011 by matisak
Posted on 30/04/2011 by matisak
The ceremony of beatification of the late Pope John Paul II (1920 – 2005) will take place tomorrow in Rome.
Filed under: History, Society | Tagged: Brian Porter-Szűcs, Catholic Church, Communism, History, John Pau II, Religion, Society, Steven Avella | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 22/04/2011 by matisak
By Gëzim Alpion, Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham.
Filed under: Society | Tagged: British Monarchy, Gëzim Alpion, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Royal Wedding, Society, UK society, United Kingdom | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 19/03/2011 by matisak
How an invading army changes from Chinese to North Korean: See story from the L.A. Times here. It was usual for Hollywood to use in the past a prototype of the villains – Japanese, Russians, Arabs…
Filed under: Asia, Politics | Tagged: Asia, China, Edward Friedman, Foreign policy, Hollywood, Movies, Nicholas Cull, North Korea, Politics, Red Dawn, Showbiz, Society, William Ratliff | 1 Comment »
Posted on 08/03/2011 by matisak
Experts: The West should listen to the Muslim women.
Filed under: Middle East, Politics, Society | Tagged: Afghanistan, Human rights, Islam, Jennifer Heath, John Esposito, MENA region, Middle East, Muslim world, Society, Women, women's rights | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 21/02/2011 by matisak
Posted on 28/01/2011 by matisak
Traditional Organized Crime is able to adapt. How successful is then the recent sweep of FBI, who managed to capture more than 100 mobsters from 5 New York mafia families?
Filed under: Security, Society | Tagged: Crime, James Finckenauer, Mafia, Organized crime, Rick Porello, Security, Society, United States, Wayne Johnson | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 22/11/2010 by matisak
The Pope said the using of condoms is sometimes justified. Excerpts from his book here and the Holy See statement here.
Filed under: Society | Tagged: Benedict XVI, Catholic Church, Gëzim Alpion, James Sweeney, Luc Bovens, Pope, Religion, Sexuality, Society | 2 Comments »
Posted on 10/09/2010 by matisak
Of course it is just a speculation. But the fact is America is not ready for a Muslim President.
Filed under: Politics, Society, United States, US politics | Tagged: American Presidency, Barack Obama, Carl Raschke, Christianity, Daniel Dreisbach, Democrats, Douglas Laycock, GOP, Islam, Michael Coulter, Muqtedar Khan, Religion, Republicans, Society, United States, US politics | 1 Comment »
Posted on 30/08/2010 by matisak
Fake goods are fine, says EU study. The article with this title appeared on the website of The Daily Telegraph. In the article is quoted Professor David Wall, expert on criminology from Durham University. I have contacted him and he told me the piece requires some explanation.
Filed under: Economics, Politics, Society | Tagged: Crime, David Wall, Economics, Luxury goods, Politics, Society | Leave a Comment »