Previous (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Next (Gabriel Tarde) Gabriel Honoré Marcel (December 7, 1889 - October 8, 1973) was a French philosopher, playwright, and Christian thinker. He has often been referred to as a “Christian existentialist,” although he preferred to be known as a “Neo-Socratic” or “Christian Socratic” thinker.
Ray Charles , born Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 - June 10, 2004), was a pioneering American pianist, musician and entertainer who, by introducing gospel forms into secular music, helped lay the foundation for Soul music. Charles would also apply his signature vocal delivery to everything from country music to pop standards over the course of his five decade-long career, achieving worldwide fame and recognition.
Ragweed is the common name for any of the various wind-pollinated, flowering plants comprising the genus Ambrosia in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), characterized by small, greenish flower heads and erect, basally branched stems growing in large clumps. Ragweeds occur in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and South America.
Previous (Fascism) Next (Fasting) Fashion illustration by George Barbier of a gown by Jeanne Paquin, 1912, from La Gazette du bon ton , the most influential fashion magazine of its era. In general, the term fashion refers to a prevailing mode of expression, whether it be custom, style of dress, speech, or other.
UN peacekeeping operations . Korean Military Nurse South Korea has successfully participated in UN-sanctioned peacekeeping operations in East Timor, Somalia, Angola, and Western Sahara, as well as serving as Military Observers in the India-Pakistan border and in Georgia. In September 2006, President Roh Moo-hyun announced that the government of Lebanon had officially asked the Republic of Korea to form part of the UN Peacekeeping Forces poised for deployment in Lebanon following the 2006 Israeli-Lebanese Conflict.
Ibn Khaldūn or Ibn Khaldoun (May 27, 1332/732AH - March 19, 1406/808AH) was a famous historiographer and historian born in present-day Tunisia, and is sometimes viewed as one of the forerunners of modern historiography, sociology, and economics. He also achieved high political office, serving as Prime Minister of Egypt, and saw active military service.