• Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

    Martin Bruno

    Peace conjures uncertainty: one man’s peace might spell another man’s anguish. The infamous Munich deal in 1938, for example, appeased England and France, but it spelt Czechoslovakia’s downfall: if the German chancellor had kept his word and not invaded Poland, who would have cared about old Prague’s eventual conquest! In ...

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  • Ironic trends in academia

    Christian Colombo

    Academics, particularly abroad, are being increasingly pressured to publish ever more papers every year. Their job, or rather the likelihood of finding another after the current contract expires, depends on the statistics where the key performance indicator is the number of papers published. The situation took a turn to the ...

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