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Oakeshott, Michael, 1901-1990

Michael Oakeshott (1901–90) was one of the major political philosophers of the twentieth century. Since his death, there has been a tremendous growth


vocal affirmation of the truth of one's statements, generally made by appealing to a deity. From the earliest days of human history, calling upon the

Open Obama, Barack (1961 - )
Obama, Barack (1961 - )

Few Americans have risen to prominence in American politics as quickly or as dramatically as Barack Hussein Obama, the forty-fourth president of the


A condition in which the energy stores of the body (mainly fat) are too great. It is commonplace in prosperous countries and is increasing in

O'Brien, Conor Cruise, 1917-2008

Irish politician, journalist, and historian. O'Brien entered the Department of External Affairs in 1944, and was a member of the Irish delegation to

Occupational diseases

illness incurred because of the conditions or environment of employment. Unlike with accidents, some time usually elapses between exposure to the

Open Occupy movement
Occupy movement

The Occupy movement is a protest movement focused on social and economic inequalities. Inspired by world events such as the Arab Spring, the Spanish

Open Ochoa, Ellen (1958 - )
Ochoa, Ellen (1958 - )

b. 1958 Electrical Engineer, Astronaut Education: B.S., San Diego State University, 1980; M.S., Stanford University, 1981, Ph.D., electrical

O'Connell, Daniel (1775 - 1847)

1775–1847, Irish political leader. He is known as the Liberator. Admitted to the Irish bar in 1798, O'Connell built up a lucrative law practice.

Open Odious Debts
Odious Debts

Odious debts are debts that have incurred so that the lent money has not served the needs of the local population, or so that the money has been used