The 100 best novels: No 27 – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1891)

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Wilde’s brilliantly allusive moral tale of youth, beauty and corruption was greeted with howls of protest on publication, writes Robert McCrum
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LA ESTRATEGIA ESTADOUNIDENSE CONTRA RUSIA

RE-EVOLUCIÓN

Las grandes potencias despliegan en tableros de otros países su partida en busca de una redefinición geoestratégica mundial. EE.UU. no quiere perder su hegemonía y Europa acepta el papel de colaborador.

RUSIA Y CHINA CREÍAN QUE EL CAPITALISMO RESPETABA LAS LEYES INTERNACIONALES RUSIA Y CHINA CREÍAN QUE EL CAPITALISMO RESPETABA LAS LEYES INTERNACIONALES

Son movimientos de una nueva “guerra fría” que – según señala Andrés Piqueras, profesor de Sociología y miembro del Observatorio Internacional de la Crisis- pueden llegar a desencadenar conflictos nucleares localizados. Pero Washington prefirió comenzar dando un golpe económico a Rusia en una isla mediterrànea.

Nadie dió importancia a la intervención en los bancos de Chipre, donde Rusia depositaba su dinero para la adquisión de oro; previamente sucedió la masacre en Libia, y luego el terror en Siria.

EE.UU. quiso cerrar la única salida de Rusia a un mar “caliente” y, en dos días, coloca a los nazis en el gobierno de Ucrania; de inmediato, Moscú recupera Crimea…

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First day of Spring cycling

BICYCLE DUTCH

It’s spring! And the first day of spring (on 20th of March this year) was a record-breaking beautiful day, with temperatures of over 21 degrees Celsius. That was great, despite the fact that we didn’t have much of a winter this year. Unlike the US, all of Europe experienced an incredibly mild winter. We didn’t even see one snow flake where I live and work. Only the north of the Netherlands had a handful of days with just a little bit of snow. But still, after grey skies for months, it is great when the sun returns! There’s nothing quite like the light of spring, when the sun is already bright and still unfiltered because the trees have no leaves yet.

Spring Cycling Some weeks ago the crocuses were already in full bloom.

So I looked around town for a couple of hours – during my lunch break and after work –…

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Review: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Filosofia e Literatura

Aristotle

When I passed to have interest in philosophy, this was one of the first books that I read, beside with the Confessions of Saint Augustine. The Nicomachean Ethics is one of the basis of our civilization and was much used by Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica.

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Captain America Blogathon

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For those who didn’t see my original post, one of the extended trailers for shows a pocket note book where Steve Rogers makes a list of things people have recommended he should catch up on in the t…
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