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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Yellow

PREJUDICE does not die easily with history. There is a word, there is a color, which in the 19th century was known in Europe as something frightening: 'yellow'.

In 1853, Arthur de Gobineau published his 1,400-page tome titled Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines, a treatise that set out to prove that man is not created equal. Racial roots determine quality. According to Gobineau there are three races…

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.