Editor's Comment
18 September, 2014
18 September, 2014
Do Armenians or Azeris or Russians or any other ethnic group constitute a na­tion within the Georgian nation? ...Multinational was the Soviet Empire, ha­ving annexed
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11 September, 2014
11 September, 2014
Chauffeurs make a special caste in this country – they are almost the members of the boss’s family, taking care of privileged wives and kids and running for them everyday chores and errands.
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04 September, 2014
04 September, 2014
A couple or so decades ago, when Georgia was still a minor chunk of the giant soviet military rock, NATO used to be just another four-letter word around, and people did not even care
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17 July, 2014
17 July, 2014
In one of my recurrent visions, I saw the flabbergasted Little Prince who was terribly worried about Russia having once again distorted Georgia’s territorial
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10 July, 2014
10 July, 2014
The news about his death, even long-expected, might not have been shocking but it gave a sensation of reminiscent tendencies and the desire to know exactly what the man
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03 July, 2014
03 July, 2014
A couple of months ago, during one of my occasional television appearances, I mentioned that we are the eaters of benches, used by exhausted pedestrians for a momentary rest in the street.
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26 June, 2014
26 June, 2014
Calling the last quarter of a century the “period of Georgia’s nervy tinkering with national independence and democracy” would probably be fair and descriptive enough
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19 June, 2014
19 June, 2014
Do you remember the 1989 winner of the national book award From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman? What a wonderful observation and what a great analysis of the situation
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12 June, 2014
12 June, 2014
“What did you teach my kid today?” is critically meaningful for every family to ask the school where their children go.

I was about fifteen when I first heard this famous country song performed by the celebrated American folk singer and composer Pete Seeger. Since then, its tune and lyrics have never escaped my memory and imagination. I am saying “imagination” because, while listening to the song played on a tape-recorder, I used to visualize every stanza and word of it. I also took the question, contained in the title, very personally.
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05 June, 2014
05 June, 2014
The history of Georgia is long and eventful, and it is excessively charged with numerous political stereotypes – both good and bad. Categorizing those stereotypes and subjecting them to thorough analysis could prove to be a worthy theoretical effort, but it might as well take a lifetime, and many bulky volumes into the bargain. I think it is too late for me to embark on the project of this magnitude.
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GJ Editor's comment
20 November, 2014
Only quarter of a century ago, advent of capitalism onto this land sounded like thundershower – we all got drenched and cold and hungry too. In socialism, we moved around
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