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i come from china

icome from china, i studied ancient greek history, did you have article about athenian democracy email to me? now ,i will introduce to my students. athenian democracy was the first democracy of the world.china need democracy ,so we must study ancient and modern democracy of western.
my email:zhx1973@yahoo.com.cn
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You guys seem fairly bright

Here's my question for all of the bright people out there. I have recently returned to school after a 5 year hiatus (is that a latin word btw?) and I would like to know why a lot of very intelligent professors that I have no longer seem to be curious about anything? Any ideas it seems that the more education a person recieves the less they are curious.
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Denzinger-Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et


For all readers of Patristic Greek and Ecclesiastical Latin texts on matters of faith and morals, there is now a Greek/Latin/English edtion, of Denzinger, being published. It may be out as early as December 07. This will be the first bilingual English edition. Details below.


Denzinger-Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum (40th edition) Robert L. Fastiggi, General Editor of the English edition
To be published by Ignatius Press.
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What is energy?

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Is the mind bound and determined by language?

There seems to be three states of consideration. I know not if these are complete, but for the present inquiry, i can think of no more. Now, these three states are in relationship to the mind:reality, thinking and communication. Reality is related to the physical world in which one finds oneself. this is in communication the external medium about which ideas are formed and by which communication is affored. However, if considered in an absoult ...
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Health Care

The tobacco topic got me thinking about the whole rising-cost-of-health-care issue, and I want to know what the people here think. I don't know what the solution is to this problem, and while I do know some of the pros and cons of various approaches to health care, I also know that I am out of my depth here.
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Who Should Pay for Tobacco-Related Health Costs?

Kopio's post about cigars got me wondering what people here think about society's obligation to pay for the ever-growing medical costs related to tobacco use (and abuse). While I am opposed to the government trying to tell adults they are not allowed to smoke, I do wonder if it should be society's responsibility to pick up the tab when these obviously poor choices lead to the inevitable (heart disease, emphysema, stroke and a whole host ...
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Reading with Charity

I recently ran across Reading and Christian Charity (by way of this blog, which I noticed in my referrer logs pointing at the Greek dialects discussion). What struk me especially is how the author is defending literature against essentially the same arguments post-modernists use to deform literature.

The post-modern agenda is essentially moral. One might of course object that the agenda is actually immoral, but my point is that the goals are phrased in terms ...
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Private School - Why?

There has recently been a series of articles in the San Francisco Chronicle about the local school system and its problems. One of the major facts brought up is that San Francisco has the largest percent of K-12 students attending private schools of any American city - 29% to be specific.

In less than two weeks I'm graduating from high school. I come from a white middle class family which owns its own house in ...
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