A “phrase”

Did you know that “American Empire” is a phrase? And that article “American Empire” on Wikipedia redirects to “American Empire (phrase)“. Of course, there is no such redirect for Soviet Empire.

This kind of bias on English Wikipedia is extremely destructive. Whenever I see such shit, I realize that there is no sense to work on biases on other Wikipedias because it is not possible: if you start to work on some other Wikipedia and there is a systematic bias on English Wikipedia like this one, “but, this exists on English Wikipedia” is a relevant objection. That implies that Wikipedia will stay biased forever.

And I would like that it wouldn’t be so. But, fixing pro-American biases is not my job. It is an “American job”.


~ by millosh on September 10, 2007.

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