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    Re: Lunar Scopes
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2005 Feb 14, 20:49 -0500

    I would like to stop this nationalism/offense
    discussion because it is out of the scope of the list.
    I did not take this as an offence.
    The meaning of the word "nationalism" is irrelevant here.
    I only wanted to reject the statement that my
    frequent talks on Russian books and Russian equipment
    is motivated by some "nationalistic feeling".
    On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Yourname Here wrote:
    > Frank,
    > Here's is a definition of nationalism at  four levels of common useage. Why 
    you feel the need to go beyond the normal and generally accepted definaition 
    of the word as I used it in 1., smacks of trying to make an issue where no 
    issue should exist. This is not the first time when something innocent was 
    said , that Alex took offense. Others may recall his great upset when a 
    Swastika was mentioned when discussing a Kreigsmariie sextant. What 
    > Joel Jacobs
    > nationalism
    > n 1: love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it [syn: patriotism] 
    2: the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any 
    other [ant: multiculturalism, internationalism] 3: the aspiration for 
    national independence felt by people under foreign domination 4: the doctrine 
    that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain 
    their goals [ant: internationalism]
    > Source: WordNet ? 2.0, ? 2003 Princeton University
    > -------------- Original message from Frank Reed : --------------
    > Joel Jacobs wrote:
    > "Alex's nationalism leads him to use a Russian source at every opportunity.
    > Ahem. Alex Eremenko is most certainly not guilty of nationalism. Perhaps you 
    are unaware that this word has a specific --and usually negative-- political 
    meaning. He might be a less than perfect bargain-hunter, but that's no crime! 
    > -FER
    > 42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    > www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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