Obama reaches 2M+ donors! This really is a historic milestone

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:24 by salim

 

As the graphic says...

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This is a very positive change from the recent political climate in the US. This shows not just the renewed interest of people in politics, but also a serious challenge to the big lobby run election campaigns of the yore!

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Solzhenitsyn is dead...

Sunday, 3 August 2008 21:07 by salim

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/08/03/solzhenitsyn.dead/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn

My impressions of Solzhenitsyn is mixed. On one hand I have high regards for his humanitarian contributions in exposing the cruelties of Stalinist Soviet regime. On the other hand, his thoroughly right wing social view has disturbed me quite a lot.

He was a frequent ideological presence in the heated discussions we used to have while in the engineering college and later in the lawns of University College, TVM.

Today, I remember him again.

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