太田述正コラム#3360(2009.6.27)
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 投稿がないので、いきなり記事の紹介からです。

 ↓鳩山をネガティブリストに入れるべきか?

 「・・・小沢氏秘書事件の反省から、民主党は企業献金の3年後の全廃と個人献金の拡充を打ち出した。その矢先、党代表の個人献金に疑惑が噴き出した。このままでは、せっかくの企業献金廃止の方針が説得力を失いかねない。
 気になるのは、党首討論を来週やろうという自民党の呼びかけを、民主党が拒んだことだ。まさかとは思うが、鳩山氏の献金問題が影を落としているとしたら情けないことだ。・・・」
http://www.asahi.com/paper/editorial.html

 ロシア人の帝国喪失の心の傷は余りにも大きい↓、と改めて思います。
 それに比べ、イギリス(英国)人のタフさよ。

 ・・・Russia’s mortality rate in people aged 15 to 54 was more than five times higher for men and three times higher for women than in Western Europe・・・.
 Alcohol is responsible for about three-quarters of the deaths of all Russian men aged 15 to 54 and about half of all deaths of Russian women of the same age・・・.・・・
 Russia’s annual consumption at 15 liters of pure alcohol per capita, including children and elderly people. This compares with just 6 liters in 1864・・・
 ・・・Russia had some 2.5 million registered alcoholics and about the same number of unregistered ones・・・
 Heavy drinkers make up 40 percent of Russian males, but this figure may be bigger.・・・
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2009/06/27/2003447193

 欧州の中にも、しかもイスラム圏だというのに、先の大戦中にユダヤ人を守り通した人々がいた↓のですね。

 ・・・It's hard to imagine that in any European country there were more Jews at the end of World War II than before it began. But almost every single Jew in Albania, whether they were Albanians or refugees from other nations, survived during the German occupation.
 And Albania was the only European country to have a Muslim majority.・・・
 Albania at the time had around 800,000 citizens, only about 200 of whom were Jewish - though over 2,000 refugee Jews from Greece, Austria and Italy were taken in to the homes of Albanians as well. And it wasn't just Muslims making sacrifices - the entire population, approximately 70% Bektashi Muslim, 20% Orthodox Christians and 10% Catholic - risked their lives to save Jewish strangers.
 The stories of righteous Muslims in Gershman's book reveal that they understood Besa as an expression of the Qur'anic teachings of mercy, hospitality, and protecting the weak. Kujtim Civeja, a member of a traditional Muslim family of scholars, said "Our father wrote that when he had the opportunity and privilege to shelter so many Jewish families it gave him joy to put into practice his Islamic faith. To be generous is a virtue."
 Hamdi Mece explained "We never took money from those we sheltered. We took them in under our Besa. We are true Muslims, and God granted us the privilege of saving Jews. All life is precious and given by God. To save a life is God's gift."・・・
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2009/06/besa_world_war_ii_re-told.html?hpid=talkbox1

 なお、この記事の中に登場するベクタシ(Bektashi)とは、イスラム教で神秘主義(Sufi)の系譜に連なるところの、シーア派の一派であり、現在でも、マケドニア、アルバニア、コソボで広く信仰されています。
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bektashi

 どうも、依然中共は北朝鮮支援を全く止めないようですね↓。
 私は、胡錦涛政権の対外政策遂行能力を、いささか買いかぶりすぎていたようです。
 これでは、国際社会の対北朝鮮経済制裁が尻抜けになってしまいます。
 中共は、経済的に苦境に陥っている米国を見くびっているのではないでしょうか。
 米国人女性記者2名も北朝鮮に拘束されたままです。
 このままで、ハワイにまで北朝鮮のミサイルが少なくとも到達しうることが次のテポドン2発射によって裏付けられでもしたら、米国の朝野の怒りは一挙に中共に向かうことでしょう。

 ・・・North Korea's trade with China is setting new records. It rose 41 percent last year, while China's share of the North's overseas trade mushroomed to 73 percent. ・・・
 Chinese buyers of North Korean minerals don't seem to mind.
 Increasingly, revenue from these buyers is going directly to the North Korean military, which has taken control of exports of coal, metals and other key economic sectors, according to the Seoul-based Institute for Far Eastern Studies. ・・・
 According to the U.S. Geological Survey, North Korea's primary mineral exports to China are coal for smelting, iron ore, zinc, lead and magnesite, which is essential for making lightweight metals for electronics. ・・・
 By some outside estimates, markets now account for about 80 percent of <North Korean> household income and have become the primary means for most people to obtain food.
 But since 2005, as trade with China has revived the state's capacity for control, the government has imposed increasing restrictions on what can be sold in private markets and who can sell it. It has also cracked down on border crossings into China, dramatically reducing the number of small traders who can move between the two countries・・・
 Widespread food shortages, however, have not gone away.
 About 37 percent of the population will require food assistance this year, according to a U.N. assessment. Aid officials agree that North Korea's trade with China has done little to alleviate chronic hunger, especially among those considered disloyal to the government.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/26/AR2009062604238_pf.html

 最後に、週末でもあり、コラム#3356で言及したKatica Illenyiの特集を組んでみました。

 彼女、クラシックだってしっかり弾きこなせるんですよ。
 バッハの2つのバイオリンのためのコンチェルトです。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lIxxBLp8fU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRLyj5iEZag&feature=related

 よろしければ、再度、クライスラーの愛の悲しみ(Liebesleid)をどうぞ。
 一応クラシックです。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0_hqoX-uXQ&feature=PlayList&p=ECE6DB80E65A4B3F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

 その彼女がポップスのアメージング・グレイス(Amazing Grace)を歌います。歌を歌っている時の彼女は、一層美人に見えますね。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pb7c22eLWg&feature=related

 ポップスのLa Palomaを歌とバイオリンで交互にやってのけます。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O89DV9LE1vY&feature=related

 映画音楽を二つ。
 まず、シンドラーのリストのテーマ曲です。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBY4pKP4oBo&feature=related
 そして、シェルブールの雨傘のテーマ曲です。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glt58kIGNXg&feature=related

 ヴィットリオ・モンティ(Vittorio Monti)のチャルダッシュ(Csardas)です。
 彼女、ハンガリー系ルーマニア人らしいので、お国の音楽ってところかな。
 この曲も一応クラシックです。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF9uQI-SRv4&feature=related

 最後にジャズで、スィート・ジョージ・ブラウン(Sweet George Brown)です。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNLwNQ57LHg&feature=related

すごいですねえ。
マルチですね。フュージョンですね。
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