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Punning (upon) “Government”


Abstract This article has the purpose presenting, both in hypothesis and in humour, ideas about the origin of the word government in 4 major languages – English, German, Russian, and Spanish.  The results can then be applied to other Romance and German tongues, more in jest than in fact.  It is the result of trying […]

Russian Movies: The Leviathan, Free Speech, and Ukraine.


I have seen some Russian movies which I have enjoyed immensely. Others were incomprehensible.  Differences in cultural mindsets may be responsible. It disturbs me to think that my taste might offend the Russians, with whom I have no beef.  Russia has a long history of combating encroachments on its territory. Victories, such as against Nazism, were […]