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Chingiz Aitmatov

Soka Gakkai International – New Religious Kid on the Block

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Traveling to a New America – Davis, California

Davis, California.  Home of the University of California at Davis. Students from many different ethnic backgrounds, and from around the world. Talking to students on the street, these were some of comments I heard. A young man, a graduate student, originally from Brazil. “I feel that what is happening in my own country is symptomatic […]

Daisaku Ikeda – Unknown Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Just before the most recent Nobel Peace Prize was announced, CNN ran a piece listing ten people as possible leading nominees.  One of these people was Daisaku Ikeda. I imagine many readers, upon seeing his face and name, would have reacted with a puzzled look of non-recognition.  Who is this man? Daisaku Ikeda is not […]

Chingiz Aitmatov/Daisaku Ikeda – Dialogue of Giants

Chingiz Aitmatov, the great Russian and Kyrgyz writer, is not that well known in the Western world, although he was one of the greatest writers in the Russian and Kyrgyz languages in the latter half of the twentieth century.  He was also the ambassador for Kyrgyzstan to the European Union, NATA, and UNESCO.  He was […]