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It hardly stirs up the masses to a fervour of nationalism to point out to the world that you're a bit odd, a bit daft, and have a humour that is self-deprecating, does it? Comment 21 by Anvil

To give life to a very well known bit of a sentence was very funny. Nationalist? I don´t think so.

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:08:07 UTC | #950740

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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:05:16 UTC | #950738

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Perhaps Marx noticed that change yes, people lived a more idylic relation between them (as it was the primitive communism imagined by Marx, or more close to a medieval society) and the hunger for profit alienated social relations, using people simply as objects of profit (after the medieval society). Regardeless of political ideals, that is a bit true that people seek for social justice and idylic relations, no one lives alone. I loved it. True or not, Sociology was born from that necessity of social justice, and laws and rights have to rule those relations, independently of being or not a"communist" country.

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:43:06 UTC | #950707

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The true story of the marathon athlete I told , Francisco Lázaro, recreated by the novelist writer (and I made some mistakes) recalls the legend of Pheidippides, ancient Greece heroe that inspired the creation of the marathon and the 42kms it takes nowadays:

Accordind to the legend, he ran 42 kms, from Marathon to Athens to announce the greek victory over the persians, and after died from exaution.

From the inicial 98 athletes that were to run the marathon that year in the Olympic games, in 1912, in Stockholm, only 19 didn´t give up and, inicially 30 gave up before running, and half of those that ran gave up too before the end of it.

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 23:53:39 UTC | #950703

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