UNESCO Courier

Articles from November

African Agriculture: The Road to Recovery
African agriculture: the road to recovery The Food and Agriculture Organization ofthe United Nations (FAO) issued, on the occasion of its 14th Regional Conference for Africa in September 1986, the results of a far-reaching study on the food and agricultural...
Aleksandr Ostrovsky: Founding Father of Russian Theatre
Aleksandr Ostrovsky Founding father of Russian theatre SOMETIME in the autumn of 1849, inthe famous Moscow literary salon of Countess Rostopchin, an elegant, fair-haired man of twenty-six read his play Bankrot ("The Bankrupt') to an audience...
Al-Ghazali: From Philosophy to Mystical Experience
Al-Ghazali: From philosophy to mystical experience AL-GHAZALI's whole life seems tohave been guided by his determination to restore the faith of the Muslims to its original purity and vigour. This he attempted to do by taking up one by one the challenges...
Breakthroughs in Brain Research
Breakthroughs in brain research In the last two decades there has been adramatic development in brain research, only rivalled by the advances in molecular biology in the early 1950s and the progress in physics at the beginning of this century. The...
How Japan Reckons with the Abacus
How Japan reckons with the abacus SURPRISING though it may seem in acountry where many business enterprises are computerized and where microcomputers are widely used in schools and families, the soroban or Japanese abacus is still playing a unique...
Latin America in European Painting: One Continent Seen through the 'I' of Another
Latin America in European painting One continent seen through the "I' of another "THE people are blue-skinned andhave square heads.' The Europeans were still disembarking in the New World when John of Hollywood, a cosmographer with the name...
Saintly Sons and Daughters: Ancient China's Enduring Cult of Filial Piety
Saintly sons and daughters Ancient China's enduring cult of filial piety THE desire to reach out beyond oureveryday lives to find some kind of permanence or absolute meaning for them seems to be universal, but each civilization reaches out in...
Science and Tradition: 'Two Spokes of a Single Wheel'
Science and tradition "Two spokes of a single wheel' Any practising scientist knows from experiencethat our representation of the world is not wholly arbitrary. A scientific theoretical construction worthy of the name may be rejected because...
The Human Factor in African Development
The human factor in African development WHEN the peoples of the developingcountries aspire to development, what they really want is to attain the normal condition of any form of human existence, whether collective or individual, namely to be able...
The Spiritual Quest of Al-Ghazali
The spiritual quest of al-Ghazali ABU Hamid al-Ghazali, a greattheologian, a penetrating and subtle critic of rationalist philosophy and a mystic with great gifts of psychological and moral analysis, was born in 1058 in Tus, today called Meshhed,...
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