Is it possible to persuade mankind to live without war? War is an ancient institution which has existed for at least six thousand years. It has always been cruel and usually foolish, but in the past the human race managed to live with it. Modern ingenuity has changed this.
Either Man will abolish war, or war will abolish Man. For the present, it is nuclear weapons which may, before long, offer an even greater threat. If we succeed in abolishing nuclear weapons, our work will not be done.
SEX DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE Feminist organizations showed people that discrimination existed everywhere. They showed that it was difficult! for women to?eriter various professions. In 1972, for example, only 9.3% of doctors and dentists were women, only 4% of all lawyers and judges were female, and only 13% of all medical students were women.
SHOPLIFTING In the past, most shoplifters agreed that the January sales offered wonderful opportunities for the hard-working thief. With the shops so crowded and the staff so busy, it did not require any extraordinary talent to steal one or two little things and escape unnoticed. It was known, in the business, as ‘hoisting’.
THE SHAME AND PAIN OF SUDDEN RUIN – Operation Clean Hands Walter Armanini, a city councilor, was on route to his Milan office on May 19, 1992 when his car phone rang. “There are people waiting for you at the office,” said a colleague. “They won’t give their names, and they won’t go away.”
SINGAPORE’S TRAFFIC POLICY Singapore possesses all the ingredients for traffic disaster. The island city-state has a large population (3 million), a limited land area (626.4 sq.km), booming economic growth and one of the highest automobile densities in the world (81 per km of roadway, vs. 43 in Japan and 17 in the U.S.). In other rapidly growing Asian metropolises, like Bangkok, Taipei and Seoul, such conditions have wreaked bumper-to-bumper bedlam- in the streets.
High on a hill in Mid-Wales near Machynlleth, a group of idealists have shown that man can harmlessly draw energy from nature. In the past 13 years, this group, some 30 adults with their children, has demonstrated the success of harnessing the energy of the sun, the wind and the rain to generate sufficient power for their needs.
– VILLAGE VOICE – From The Guardian. The woman had been sent to the village by the Government, but she did not act like an official. She humbly asked permission to address the village elders. “I’ve come to help your children,” she said. “Or to take them away from us,” the mothers whispered, and hid their offspring.
– RURAL MIGRATION – For most of its history, the United States has measured its progress according to the growth of its cities. In the last 200 years, cities have expanded very fast and many have become centres of commercial and industrial activity, and of political, artistic and social life.