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         IN DEFENCE OF  THE WORLD   PEACE  AND  OTHER  THEMES                      

                                   (Texts in English and French)              





                                            RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ






1.The post-truth and its harmful aftermaths

on individual and collective ethics in today’s globalized  world                                      10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

2. The  post-truths aftermaths in artistic and cultural manifestations                             15                                              

3. Syria and  its people and the civil war                                                                                                  

4. Images of dead  Syrian children: crimes against mankind

5. Donald Trump in the presidency of the United States                                                19

6. Where are the UN, NATO, and the like?                                                                    21

7.American policemen are wrong: black people will certainly claim their rights             27

8. The only way out in Brazil: life sentence at once                                                         

9. The United States, its people  and foreign  policy                                                       29

10. Israel is not setting a good exam

11. Would you believe it, reader?  Educators in Rio de Janeiro were hurt by policemen.

12.Wars that have proven  useless

13.  The urgent   need in Brazil   of reduction of full  age bracket   young  killers

14. The portrait of a dictator                                                                                              40

15.S Syria: a country  forgotten by UN

16. More dirty tricks played by the Syrian government                                                       45

17. Violence in Brazil:   number one problem                                                                     48

18. Two epilogues for a dictator                                                                                          50

19. Politically  divided nations                                                                                             53

20. Demon  charges again in Syria                                                                                     54

21. Syria and some Pilatos                                                                                                  57

22. Why hasn’t the violence issue counted on the latest protests on Brazil’s streets.         58

23.Brazil’s teenagers’ murders                                                                                            60

24. Violence treatment: a paradox in Barack Obama’s government                                   62

25. My proposal for a realistic training  program for municipal  English teachers  in Rio de Janeiro  64

26 . Turkey and Syria: the former an authoritarian  underway to a possible dictatorship and the latter the persistence   of the civil war                                                                                          66

27. Bashar  Al-Assad: on a dead-end                                                                                  70

28. Syria:   a representative’s  overall view   amidst atrocities                                             72

29. A world in everlasting crisis: meditation

on the first decade of the

twentieth-century of capitalism                                                                                                                              

31. Kim Jong-in, Donald Trump and Nicolas Maduro: I wonder what can be expected from them                                                                                                                                                   82

32. Americans  do not set a good  example, neither do we here in Brazil                      86

33. Genocide in sight: the case of  Egypt                                                                        88

34. Barack Obama and the American dream                                                                   90

35. The  first step, but it is already  a start                                                                       92

36. Two countries with extreme violence: Venezuela and Brazil                                     94

37. The sky   is heavily dark-clouded    everywhere                                                        98

39. Brazil is acting  wrongly                                                                                            100

40. Global mosaics, including Brazil                                                                               105

41  Brazil and the world                                                                                                                                                    

42. Firearms: an invention of crime                                                                                 107

43.The fate for dictatorships versus  wise voices                                                            109                        

44. The world can have a solution                                                                                    111

45. A step that was missing                                                                                              113

46. Crime in the Cathedral                                                                                               116

47. Paris n’est pas  plus, pour le moment,  une fête                                                    118                                                                        

48. Mon expérience avec la langue et la littéraure françaises                                     120                                                      

49. La critique littéraire ne peut pas mourir                                                                    123

50. Moments de spleen                                                                                                  124

51. Oú sont les néo-libéraux?                                                                                          126

52. Chacun  dans son coin: un  espace littéraire pour tous les goûts                        

 53.The day on which the world was happy                                                                     180

 54.At last: a breath  of  freedom                                                                                  184                                                                   

  55. Shy actions against Syria                                                                                      186                                  

  56. Dictatorial  disasters                                                                                            189                         

 57. A new Holocaust?                                                                                                     191

58.  Barack Obama,  a wise President                                                                        194                        

59.Judas’s kiss: the hell in Santa  Maria                                                                      197   

 60. Frightening  rate of femicides in Brazil                                                                   200                                                                                                                    

 61.  Two big pressing  problems in Brazil                                                                    204

 62.  Brazil nowadays                                                                                                    208

 63.  Is it possible to have a Palestinian  autonomous  State                                        212 2                                                                                                                                          

  64. For the sake of the father                                                                          214                                                                                                                                      

 65. Genocide  on the air                                                                                216                                                          66.   Firearms: the invention of crime                                                              219                                                                                                                                             

 67.  Brazil’s violence and its political dimension on Facebook                222                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      68. Environment is the key-word                                                                     224                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                69. Why do terrorists hate the USA?                                                                  227                                                                                                                                         

  70. Politically divided nations                                                                          230                                                                                                                                        

 71. Brazil and its epidemy of swindling                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 72. Kyiv: capital of  Ukrania                                                                           232                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 73. Once again Syria                                                                                       238                                                                                                                                           

74.  The evil of fanaticism                                                                              240                                                                                                                                             

75.  The disguised language or the wolf in  sheep’s clothing                         243                                                                                                                                                    

 76.    Charles Hebdo: the ferocity of fanatic   terrorists                                    246                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 77.      One more  dirty trick  of the Syrian dictator                                        248                                                                                                                                         

 78. In the midst of the world and chaos                                                               251                                                                                                                                               

 79. Governments do not want peace,  but people do                                            254                                                                                                                                                                                      

  80. Violence in São Paulo: a small Syria                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  81. Gran Finale                                                                                                    260                                                                                                                                                

82.  Brief comment-reflection addressed

to the  Brazilian  prose-writer João Pinto                                                             263                                                                                                                                                         

83. Still  Jair Bolsonaro?                                                                                                264                                                                                                                                                           

   84. You voted for Jair  Messias Bolsonaro. It served  you right                             266                                                                                                                                                        

   85.  World, help us!                                                                                                 269                                                                                                                                                      

86.   Reason is betwixt: not in judgments                                                            271                                                                                                                                                        

87. Fidel Castro  was no longer the same                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

88.Murder in the Cathedral:  Yankee mimetism?                                                     274                                                                                                                                                           

89. The Facebook: a space of debates in the sphere of literature                           279                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                90..Who would ever fancy? Americans…                                                                 282                                                                                                                                              

91. WTC: ten  years later                                                                                          284                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

92. When shoes turn into  symbols                                                                            291

 93.The unproductivity in-between  literature and

 94. The Facebook: between the comment and the  critic                                          294                                           

 95.Brief comment on leftism                                                                                      297

 96.  Fidel Castro                                                                                                         298

  97. Best-selling literature                                                                                           301

  98.The era of protests and demonstrations                                                               305

  99.  It is high time to discard: the expected death                                                     307

 100. The rotten side of computer                                                                                310

101. Why insist on the same issue?                                                                                 313

102.Facts and lies: the nature of petty Brazilian politics                                                316

103.Massacres in the USA                                                                                              319

104. The USA needs a new   Martin Luther King, 

 but  without bloodshed                                                                                                   327

105.The writing practice on the Internet                                                                              

106.A drop on the ocean                                                                                                 323

107.Speech delivered on  taking  up   office

 as a member of Brazilian Academi  of Philology (ABRAFIL)                                        330                                                                                          

108.About Reading                                                                                                        337

109. Education, teaching, and ideology                                                   

110. Planet Earth is ours, not  theirs only                                                                      342

111 Temperatures are too high: danger ahead!                                                             345                                                                

112  It is high time for humanism                                                                                   348

113  Convergent extremes: politics  and violence                                                         351         

114   Forgotten authors and other meditations on Brazilian  literature                           354

115. Today’s literary life: the role  of literary criticism                                                   357

116.  The real,  the virtual, and the  spiritual                                                                 359        

117.  Life is short and reading long                                                                               362

118   Mixed  salad                                                                                                         364

119    How come  so many devastating floods and  other  acts of God                        367

120   To those who got disappointed with literature                                                      367

121    Literature: An interview with  literary  Brazilian critic  Leyla Perrone-Moisés                                                         

123    The Internet: a form of debate in the

 sphere of  literature: among  books and  setbacks                                                    385                                                                                                          

124    The ups and downs of a Brazilian  researcher                                                 388                                                 

125   The professional  of humanities                                                                        385

1 26. About Brazilian  highbrow writers                                                                     393

127. No disputing about tastes? I do not think so.                                                    393

128. Style, review, and  essay                                                                                           396

129. Before the blank  page 

130. Symbolism  in  literary  histories                                                                                

131. Terry Eagleton and poetry reading                                                                            407

132  Higbrowism and lowbrowism                                                                                     411