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The satellite of Uranus that is closest to the planet.
[After Miranda, daughter of the magician Prospero in Shakespeare's _The Tempest_.]
Of, relating to, upholding, or being a Supreme Court decision requiring that a person under arrest be informed of his or her rights to remain silent and to have legal counsel.
[After Ernesto A. Miranda, plaintiff in the case of Miranda v. Arizona (1966).]
604 entity Miranda aka Miranda Silvergren
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release _Phenomena_ 12"x3
on Koyote (1996)
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In places like Russia and Germany, the common people agreed to loosen their grip on traditional folkways, mores, and religion, and let the intellectuals run with the ball, and they screwed everything up and turned the century into an abbatoir. Those wordy intellectuals used to be merely tedious; now they seem kind of dangerous as well. We Americans are the only ones who didn't get creamed at some point during all of this. We are free and prosperous because we have inherited political and values systems fabricated by a particular set of eighteenth-century intellectuals who happened to get it right. But we have lost touch with those intellectuals, and with anything like intellectualism, even to the point of not reading books any more, though we are literate. We seem much more comfortable with propagating those values to future generations nonverbally, through a process of being steeped in media. Apparently this actually works to some degree, for police in many lands are now complaining that local arrestees are insisting on having their Miranda rights read to them, just like perps in American TV cop shows. When it's explained to them that they are in a different country, where those rights do not exist, they become outraged. _Starsky and Hutch_ reruns,dubbed into diverse languages, may turn out, in the long run, to be a greater force for human rights than the _Declaration of Independence_.
Stephenson - _In The Beginning Was The Command Line_