Is Coke the Real Thing? The Pause that Refreshes? Hysterical Blindness on Hysteria in Belgium — July 16, 1999
This article comments on the outbreak of symptoms allegedly reactive to imbibing Coca-Cola in Belgium, journalistic coverage of the outbreak, and the relationship between the two.
The Magic of Science and the Science of Magic: Polygraphy, Deception, and National Security — July 16, 1999
This article highlights philosophical problems on the road to identifying deception.
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IBPP Research Associates: Nigeria — July 16, 1999
Staff Writer - The Post Express
The author - a staff writer at The Post Express - discusses The Express, describing it as an independent newspaper based out of Ogun, Nigeria and dedicated to promoting the prospects of democracy and justice in Nigeria and to reaching those who have not abandoned the faith that human affairs are best administered in the spirit of reason and in a climate of true democracy. This description led into a short article - Senate Honours Abiola - which described the honoring of the late Chief Abiola, presumed winner of the 6/12/1993 presidential election who died in detention.
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IBPP Commentary: As with the Ikenga, there are timeless qualities to the short text above [the article]. A man symbolizing a chance for greater peace, liberty, and justice dies before seeing the promise land. In death comes his victory. In death comes his fame and honor. But it is his life that made all this possible.
Trends. Employment Policies for Nuclear Weapons: Uses of First Use — July 16, 1999
The author discusses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) public policy advocating a "first use" of nuclear weapons during the Cold War.
Trends. Evolution, Devolution, and Northern Ireland: Ever Closer to Bloody Sunday? — July 16, 1999
The author discusses the latest deadline for the devolution of significant political power from the British Parliament to a new Assembly in Northern Ireland.