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i muh lay shuhn

  • n  killing or offering as a sacrifice

  • Self-immolation is a shocking act.
  • Back in the '60s, we presumed that his self-immolation would be commemorated by social action, the downtrodden rising against the system and creating to use Che's own words .
  • When he wasn't risking immolation for the Polish Press Agency, his longtime employer, Kapuscinski wrote books blending reportage, philosophical musings and novelistic grace.
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  • How and How Not to Desocialize
    In a deep sense getting rid of the socialist state requires that state to perform one final, swift, glorious act of self-immolation, after which it vanishes from the scene.
    June 24, 2013 - Ludwig von Mises Institute

  • David Cameron in ic Wales
    Mr Cameron told The Herald: "When you ask the question, have we let down people in Scotland, I don't want to appear that I am indulging in a sort of exercise of endless self-immolation but I mean yes, the Scottish Nationalists are in areas which...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in The Catholic Spirit
    At Pentecost the Holy Spirit appeared as a fire, said the Pope, noting "how different this fire was from that of wars and bombs. How different is the immolation of Christ, as propagated by the Church, from the fires ignited by dictators of...
  • Antonin Scalia in AlterNet
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia denounced these drug tests as "an immolation of privacy and human dignity in symbolic opposition to drug use."

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