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Mackinder's World
By FRANCIS P. SEMPA

“No one understood better the important relationship between geography and world history than the great British geographer, Halford John Mackinder. . . . Mackinder had “a strong curiosity about natural phenomena, . . . a love of the history of travel and exploration, an interest in international affairs, and a passion for making maps.’ . . . Mackinder pointed out that although the ‘physical facts of geography have remained substantially the same during … recorded human history,’ it was only at the beginning of the twentieth century that the globe became, in political terms, a ‘closed system’.” [FULL TEXT]
 

America and the World at the Dawn of a New Century
By WALTER A. MCDOUGALL

It is even possible that the United States will cease to exist as we know it over the next century, either because Mexican immigrants reconquer the Southwest, or because American society fragments into hostile ethnic and special interest groups, or because of some unforeseen breakdown in our constitutional government. Conversely, the U.S. may cease to exist as we know it by merging into some larger entity, for instance a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Association uniting the European Union and North America.” [FULL TEXT]
 

Los Principios de Primacía y Operatividad en el Derecho Comunitario como Fundamentos para la Integración de Latinoamérica
Por EUGENIO ROBERTO CALIGIURI AMMENDIOLA y ALEJANDRO A. FIGUEROA VEJAR

“El objetivo de la creación de un gran mercado común, al cual se consagran los tratados fundacionales de las Comunidades Europeas, se pretende conseguir esencialmente mediante el recurso de un doble mecanismo, relacionado por vínculos estrechamente interdependientes: por una parte, estableciendo un conjunto de obligaciones entre los Estados comprometidos en el proceso; y, por la otra, creando un conjunto de instituciones nuevas, comunes y diferentes de los Estados miembros y dotados de competencias para velar por el cumplimiento de las obligaciones de éstos. Lo relevante en el presente estudio es el primer aspecto.[FULL TEXT]

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