Uli Schmetzer Books
BIENNALE ART: VENETIAN WOES
VENICE, June 16, 2013 - Built on tree trunks rammed into lagoon waters this city,
known as La Serenissima, has never been short of eccentricities, some
chronicled in its past though modern additions are just as peculiar. Read...
How the Chinese
conquered Southeast Asia
and target Europe
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The Chinese Juggernaut : How the
Chinese Conquered Southeast Asia
tells the stories of the Chinese Diaspora in
Southeast Asia and Australia. Despite
persecutions, legal restrictions, expropriations
and periodic pogroms the Chinese migrants
persevered in Asia with the same stubborn
determination that has made them the most
active, successful but also feared new settlers
and investors around the world today.
A VENETIAN RIDDLE
VENICE, Italy To prevent the sea from
burying this city of waterways and ancient
history Silvio Berlusconiâ€™s government
launched a spectacular 1.5 bill Euro (two
billion dollar) rescue operation four years
ago. Its target was to tame flooding high
tides from the Adriatic Sea with gigantic
steel barriers. .Read....
When two Americans raised their fists in the Black
Power salute in 1968 no one paid much attention
to the third man. After all he had not raised his
own fist though pinned to his chest was a button
demanding equal rights for all mankind no matter
what their color or creed.
The button-badge would become the cross Peter
Norman carried for the rest of his life.
His country, Australia, neither redeemed him nor
officially recognized he had not acted against the
spirit but in the spirit of the Olympic Games.
Australiaâ€™s greatest sprinter was never
allowed to run in another Olympics.Read...
A FORGOTTEN HERO
The Lama's Lover
and other stories
In this collection of ten
short stories we meet a
range of extraordinary
individuals. Each carries
their own cross in
societies marred by
religious, political and
social injustices. The
protagonists are often a
composite of people the
author met during his
career travelling the world
as a foreign correspondent.
A SUMMIT OF HYPOCRISY
December 8, 2013 Nelson Mandela is dead and world leaders are jumping on his
funeral pyre out-shouting one another in ever more superlative tributes to a global
icon many of them once considered a ‘terrorist’ and whose doctrine of
reconciliation and peaceful solutions all of them miserably betrayed. Read...
The Color of Italian Politics
Sydney, Australia, March 2, 2014 - Giovanna has a degree in art history back in her home
town Milan. But the dark-haired 24 year-old feels lucky she has a job in Sydney as
waitress in a fast food restaurant where she earns enough to live decently and still
saves money to seek a job in New Zealand, Canada or even the U.S. once her
12-months Australian work permit expires....Read...