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Government vs citizens

By Nicholas Kulish Hundreds of thousands of disillusioned Indians cheer a rural activist on a hunger strike. Israel reels before the largest street demonstrations in its history. Enraged young people in Spain and Greece take over public squares across their countries. Their complaints range from corruption … Continue reading

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Unstoppable ?

From the Economist So grave, so menacing, so unstoppable has the euro crisis become that even rescue talk only fuels ever-rising panic. Investors have sniffed out that Europe’s leaders seem unwilling ever to do enough. Yet unless politicians act fast … Continue reading

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Tell the truth

 By Kishore Mahbubani Dictators are falling. Democracies are failing. A curious coincidence? Or is it, perhaps, a sign that something fundamental has changed in the grain of human history. I believe so. How do dictators survive? They tell lies. Muammer Gaddafi … Continue reading

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Europe is angry

By Ulrich Beck Germany’s European policy is about to undergo a transformation as significant as Ostpolitik –the country’s improvement of relations with the Soviet bloc — was in the early 1970s. While that policy was characterized by the slogan “change through rapprochement,” … Continue reading

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All together now

By Thomas L. Friedman Hold onto your hats and your wallets. Since the end of the cold war, the global system has been held together to a large degree by four critical ruling bargains. Today all four are coming unstuck … Continue reading

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The ceiling and the abyss

From the Economist GIDEON RACHMAN had a good thumb-sucker in yesterday’s Financial Times arguing that the current political-economic crises in America and Europe are basically two sides of the same crisis. “In Washington they are arguing about a debt ceiling; … Continue reading

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Beyond extraordinary

Information is power and in the age of the information revolution, cyber and satellite communication is transforming our lives, reinventing the relationship between people and power. How will governments (and influential organizations) deal with the information revolution.

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