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Tom Kando
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Sociologist, European immigrant to America, author, father, grandfather, PhD, professor.
Sociologist, European immigrant to America, author, father, grandfather, PhD, professor.

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SOME OF THE THINGS I REMEMBER FROM WORLD WAR TWO
by Tom Kando War is on my mind lately, because of the saber rattling by the boy who leads North Korea and our own man-boy leader. It’s scary, when two mentally unstable heads of state face off, and they both have nukes. Also, I just saw The Zookeeper’s ...

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Tower of Babel, Cacophony, or Multilingualism on Testosterone?
by Tom Kando So this morning I Skyped with my family in Holland (actually, it was morning for me, evening for them). My mother Ata lives in Holland. She will turn 104 in a few months. This week, my sister Madeleine, her daughter, her son-in-law and her gr...

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IS PATRIOTISM GOOD OR BAD?
by Tom Kando  There is a lot of talk about patriotism these days. The new president wants to make America great (again).  Also, I just read J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy . It’s a pretty good book. The author describes with great honesty his feelings about ...

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HUNDRED PLACES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
by Tom Kando HUNDRED PLACES
THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE? In the summer of 2016, the National Geographic Magazine published a special edition about “ Hundred Places that Will Change Your Lfe .”
It describes one hundred  fabulous places
in fifty-five  differen...

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IT’S THE BIRTHRATE, NOT IMMIGRATION
by Tom Kando Just for once, let me NOT write
about Trump - although, even today’s topic is prompted by what he stands for,
namely white supremacy. White supremacists include Geert
Wilders and Steve King. The former is a Dutch nativist, a Dutch Trump, who
fo...

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OH, OH, AMERIKA
by Tom Kando  I just read the book by that title, written by the Dutchman Charles Groenhuijsen ( 2015 ). The premise of the book is similar to that of Rick Nieman’s What we Can Learn from America: An Optimistic Story about the Promised Land (2015), which...

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EVIL RISING
by Tom Kando I just spent nearly a month in Europe. It’s interesting to compare notes: Europe is also experiencing a resurgence of nativism, xenophobia, anxiety and rightward politics among its still dominant white bourgeoisie. Like the US, Europe is also...

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RACISM AND OTHER EVILS
by Tom Kando  Since the presidential election, I have come to a point of mental rest and clarity: I am now convinced that the great division in our country today is simply between Good and Evil. After you weed out all the chaff and the noise, all the a...

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THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN DID EVERYTHING RIGHT
by Tom Kando The Hillary Clinton campaign did NOTHING wrong. As usual, the pundits and the media are wrong. Ever since Trump’s victory, it’s been nothing but Monday morning quarter backing. On December 26, it was David Axelrod interviewing Obama. They ag...
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