Manila, venerdì 27 novembre 1970, le 9.20 di mattina. L’uomo in bianco scende la scaletta del DC 8 Alitalia, rivolge un saluto al presidente delle Filippine Ferdinand Marcos e a sua moglie Imelda lì ad accoglierlo, si avvia sul tappeto rosso tra un’ala di folla festante per un evento mai visto prima, il papa, Paolo VI, Giovanni Battista Montini, giunto nel solo paese d’estremo oriente a maggioranza cattolica. All’improvviso un grido, un coltello, braccia al cielo, gente a terra, una breve colluttazione.

I was born in the late seventies, but I felt I grew up kind of under the shadow of Vietnam. I had a father who fled the country to avoid the draft and an uncle who volunteered and so it was one of these subjects that was spoken about in hushed tones growing up. I think that all of us of that generation have a strange relationship to that war, so the idea that somebody would want to reenact it really blew my mind..

Some trends and facets of parental spanking are also presented, including: the Art of Discipline with respect to CP, the Canadian Supreme Courts interpretations and why I believe it to be an excellent template, where the USA and UK differ, and why the Council on Europes agenda makes me address questions like Do spanking bans collapse civilizations This should be of interest to educators, CP historians, policy and lawmakers, and anyone with general interest in the changing trends of disciplinary methods and philosophies deployed at school and at home. Chapters included are: 1 General History; 2 The Regulation School Strap; 3 Practice and Procedure; 4 The Punishment Book; 5 General CP Ban Trends; 6 The Abolition of the Strap; 7 A Penny for Your Thoughts; 8 School Strap Models; and 9 Suppliers and Prices The subject matter and images within are intended for a mature audience and may be disturbing to sensitive readers. This item ships from La Vergne,TN.

Impossibile non leggere la commedia adolescenziale di Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) come una rappresentazione del fenomeno divistico Efron: l’esigenza della visibilità pubblica che crea il monstre (di bravura) e lo sbatte in prima pagina o al centro dello schermo. Più defilato nelle performance cinematografiche precedenti, Zac Efron in 17 Again mette in scena la faccia tradizionale del divo, capricciosa e crudele, imprigionata nel cliché costruito con applicazione e impegno nel laboratorio Disney. Eppure l’esagerato talento dell’attore dichiara la necessità di gettare la maschera e rivelare la “vera” natura, magari maleducata, magari emancipata dai buoni sentimenti, magari meno splendida e più corrotta.