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GUIA DE ESTUDOS PARA O CONCURSO DE ADMISSÃO À CARREIRA DE DIPLOMATA

2000

Discuss the following statement:

Developing countries have a fundamental choice. They can mimic the industrialised nations and go through an economic development phase that is dirty, wasteful and creates an enormous legacy of environmental pollution; or they can leapfrog and incorporate efficient, modern technologies.

(José Goldenberg, in Guardian Weekly, November 1999)

1999

Discuss the following statement in relation to the issue of state secrets and the role of the press.

“The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is the truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about the truth.”

(Aldous Huxley)

1998

Discuss the following statement in the context of economic integration and globalization.

“The cultural revolution of the later twentieth century can best be understood as the triumph of the individual over society, or rather, the breaking of the threads which in the past had woven human beings into social textures.”

(Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes)

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