Tag Archives: China

“Europe” is Old and Fading Away

I put “Europe” between inverted commas because it is more than a physical and political region of the world—it is a concept, a culture, an historical memory. It also represents a people. Genetic scientists recognize three major groups of humans: … Continue reading

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Quick! What’s the Ninth Largest Country in Area?

Wrong! (Probably). Why am I asking you this? Because a few months ago, while visiting Johannes & Anna in Uppsala, Eva and I met a married couple who came to Sweden a number of years ago, one from Moscow and … Continue reading

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