Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on July 17th, 2008

Lietuviškas tautinis šokis? In the comments on this webpage as well as in personal discussions during the course of Šokių šventė, a certain red herring has arisen time and time again. At first I ascribed the reemergence to its professors’ lack of attention paid to an issue I thought I had already covered. I’ll just […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 29th, 2008

Well, who but a Nazi would deny that Karl Marx was a German because he was a Jew? —Mr. Wilson, The Stranger I leave for Šokių šventė on Wednesday, making this post the likely last peep from me before then. I start with a quote from the interesting but not spectacular Nazi hunter movie, The […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 27th, 2008

Sanctus Bruno, qui cognominatur Bonifacius, archepiscopus et monachus XI suae conversionis anno in confinio Rusciae et Lituae a paganis capite plexus cum suis XVIII, VII Id. Martii petiit coelos. Excerpt from the Annales Quenlinbergensis. wikipedia There it is, the nearly thousand-year-old first reference to Lithuanians, made in passing while describing the martyrdom of Bruno of […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 22nd, 2008

Kamarausko ‘Vilnius Synagogue’ (Wikipedia) I first heard of the situation regarding Dariaus Udrio resignation from LALB about a week ago. I was sad that he felt the need to resign, but I was more frustrated about the responses to his resignation, both in private emails forwarded to me and in public arenas. Once I saw […]

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