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World and I is an encyclopedic journal that includes world news; developments in science, the arts and philosophy; book reviews; and photo essays. Since it was founded in 1986, it is printed monthly. The journal is published by Washington Times Corp.Subjects for World and I include science; literature and literary reviews; food and cooking; art; travel and tourism; politics; philosophy; music and musical instruments; drama and theatre. The editor is Steve Osmond.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, April

150 Years of Italy
In late March 2010, 3,000 people dressed in white, green and red gathered in Turin's spacious Piazza Castello. They huddled together to create a living, Italian flag. They did this for good reason. It was here, on March 17, 1861, that the birth of...
Bringing Ethiopian Easter to America
Fasika. The name alone still inspires dread and delight in me every April. On one hand there is the evening mass that ends no sooner than 1 a.m.; on the other, the amazing food awaiting us at home that will be enjoyed for the rest of the week. It is...
Discrimination Suit Challenged: (Wal-Mart V. Dukes)
Are 1.6 million defendants too many for a class action lawsuit? Although the case has languished in the judicial system for a decade, the justices are finally debating whether Wal-Mart can be held liable for damages stemming from alleged discriminatory...
Foreign Debt and the Limits of US Power
In the minds of many in the US public, China is emerging almost as a replacement for the USSR of the old days, potentially an "evil empire" and -in the long-run--potentially a major enemy of the US. Still, there is a difference. While the USSR had...
In Search of Prague's Famed Emperor
Prague has seen it all--from the grandeur of the Holy Roman Empire, ruled by Charles IV from this city, to the rise and fall of the Hapsburgs, and on through the terror and neglect of the Nazis and the Communists. Yet, by a miracle, it has survived....
Issues of Multicultural Societies
Every society is multicultural. Differences lie in the extent of the multicultural content. A society possesses different cultures and the people experience differences of opinions that may lead to frictions in the interactions. We have to realize...
John Stuart Mill: Victorian Sage
If one hears the name of John Stuart Mill today, and one seldom does, it probably is in connection with one or two of several topics: philosophy, social or political theory, the concept of liberty, or, most likely, utilitarianism, the major idea of...
Monasteries in Judea: At the Edge of the Desert
"The mystery of faith that attracts Men of God to the harsh conditions of the Judean Desert, in the Holy Land, is one of solemn duty in His Name. Hark, to the written words of their devoted history." From the Byzantine period till the present day,...
Now Juggle!
We got to the gym at 11 a.m. It was an hour after the convention opened, and yet there was still only a smattering of people there. Six current or former members of the University of Maryland Juggling Club decided to go to the Juggle This! convention...
PAX Sinica
China watchers have warned that in the near future the People's Republic of China (PRC) will surpass the United States in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the total market value of all final goods and services produced in a country during one year. Economists...
Rafting the Mighty Zambezi
River rafting the Zambezi is a lot like falling in love. You're intrigued to do it. Everyone else claims its life's greatest experience. You agree to do it, letting your heart overrule your brain. You stumble and fall constantly in the process. You...
Vienna 1900: Between Dream and Reality
From 1867 to the end of World War I (1918) the Austrian Empire, whose ruling heart was the city of Vienna, sat at the very center of Europe with a population numbering more than 51 million. Its citizens spoke 11 languages (German, Hungarian, Romanian,...