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Comment by Me on February 7th, 2013 at 11:42 am

This article appears to have been lifted directly from Wikipedia, with all of its biases intact.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on February 8th, 2013 at 9:59 am

Thank you for your feedback.

New World Encyclopedia is a wiki-based encyclopedia which contains selected articles from Wikipedia as well as a number of original articles. As a “Wikipedia fork,” in keeping with the terms of the CC-by-sa license, each article imported from Wikipedia is documented, rigorously cited, and hyperlinked to the Wikipedia article so that a complete history of its construction remains available.

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Jennifer P. Tanabe, Ph.D.
Social Sciences Editor, NWE

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