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  1. glass, an inorganic solid material that is usually transparent or translucent as well as hard, brittle, and impervious to the natural elements. Glass has been made into practical and decorative objects since ancient times, and it is still very important in applications as disparate as building construction, housewares, and telecommunications. It is made by cooling molten ingredients such as ...

  2. 100 Women Britannica celebrates the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, highlighting suffragists and history-making politicians. Britannica Beyond We’ve created a new place where questions are at the center of learning. Go ahead. Ask. We won’t mind. Saving Earth Britannica Presents Earth’s To-Do List for the 21st Century. Learn about ...

  3. The United States supported Diem because U.S. leaders hated Communism. U.S. military advisers trained the South Vietnamese army. Nevertheless, the Viet Cong seized control of much of South Vietnam in the early 1960s. Meanwhile Diem was losing support among the South Vietnamese people.

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  5. In other words, what to produce and how much to produce. More production of a good implies more resources required for the production of that good, and resources are scarce. These two facts together mean that, if a society decides to increase the production of some good, it has to withdraw some resources from the production of other goods.

  6. Oct 04, 2001 · 1. Universalism Versus Particularism. Communitarians have sought to deflate the universal pretensions of liberal theory. The main target has been Rawls description of the original position as an “Archimedean point” from which the structure of a social system can be appraised, a position whose special virtue is that it allows us to regard the human condition “from the perspective of ...

  7. The Ninth Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1875–1889) represents the modern tradition of trying to understand the world objectively without the influence of tradition. The Genealogy of Morals (1887), by Friedrich Nietzsche embodies the post-modern tradition of interpreting all traditions as arbitrary impositions of power.

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