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Briefly Wikiexperiencing

I really do not know what to say in this post, for along my writing of the article I have gone through a plethora of conflicting feelings. Being honest, I woud have to admit that I never felt like writing a Wikipedia article. It was out of my principles. I really did not see where the point was in contributing to a site that teachers had been banning me to use for so long. Something bad it must have so they did not like it, right?

“You are not an expert”, someone reminded me more than once. So why ought I to contribute to a global encyclopedia within information that I did not master at all? But sometimes one is required to put up with demands and make the most of himself however much it takes.

 

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The locomotive and the astray carriages

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Economic crisis and international reations

Hereby I do not intended to do a paradigmatic paper in the study of the crisis in relation to politics and international diplomacy, as well as I do not trust the plethora of ominous books promising to give the solution to the crisis. Notwithstanding, I would like to arouse the itch for further investigations ad inquerendum. The economic crisis has become a political crisis [1], and I am on the point of making it plain. Read more…

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Bibliography for the Wikipedia Article

Writing a good scholarly paper, an academic text adding something new to the scientific sphere is definitely not a piece of cake. As a matter of fact, it usually happens that an essay we come across with entails much more efforts than apparently could seem. Anyone intending to do a scholarly paper ought to carry on many tasks, in which the selection and revision of references stands out.

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We, as it is to be hoped, have gone through various works among the literature for our topic “A Clockwork Orange” [1]. I have chosen this paper for this post, for it is a very good approach to the topic we are discoursing on.

I find it very interesting and enlightening since it deals with both the novel and Kubric’s film. But he does not only raise them from the typical point of view, as we could expect. Rather, in his paper, Luis Laborda Oribes also analyzes the irony of this masterpiece and, likewise, does tell us, like no other does, a hint about why the movie director made up his mind to adapt the novel to the screen.

Thus, we will, without a doubt, resort to this paper in orther to make from our article worthy of being in Wikipedia.

[1] Laborda Oribes, L. Aproximación a La naranja mecánica. Revista HMiC: historia moderna i contemporania (1), pp.13-20, 2003.

¿Pueden las redes sociales hacer algo para ayudarnos a salir de la “crisis”?

Como dijo Sainte-Beuve ya en el siglo XIX, “el que abusa de un líquido no se mantiene mucho tiempo sólido”. Eso es claramente lo que le ha ocurrido al sistema financiero internacional; la actual crisis es resultado de un largo período de sobreabundancia de liquidez – dinero al alcance de la mano que iba y venía, de un lado para otro – que llevó a la acumulación de una serie de excesos – principalmente el famoso “apalancamiento”, aunque no entraré a hablar de ellos -, sin que se valoraran adecuadamente los riesgos que éstos conllevaban.

Más de tres años llevamos escuchando la palabra “crisis” a diario y leyendo en los periódicos titulares agoreros. Y, sin embargo, es más que probable que muchos no lleguemos a comprender lo que está ocurriendo a nuestro alrededor ni la magnitud que tiene “la recesión ésta”. Read more…

La primavera árabe: ¿una “revolución Facebook”?

November 26, 2011 1 comment

Hace menos de un año, el mundo fue testigo de un hecho sin precedentes, una gesta que cambiaría la Historia: el mundo árabe se alzaba unido contra los regímenes dictatoriales establecidos desde hacía algún tiempo – en algunos casos más de 30 años – en pos de la democracia y los Derechos del Hombre y del Ciudadano. “Hartos del faraón”, escribía Javier Valenzuela para El País (Madrid, 26-01-2011).  Read more…

Our thought, dissipated by the way?

I do not intend to prove that the Net is “bad” for our health nor forecast a “dark future” for the Human Race. Far from it, my intention is merely to provide you with some interesting arguments for and against collective intelligence, for which Jean-François Noubel (2004) claimed to be neither a new concept nor a discovery.  Read more…

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