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Defeating the Islamic State: A war mired in contradictions

Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to manoeuvre the Middle East and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinth of power struggles within power struggles.

Islamic State

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The National Riddle

Netanyahu in China

What is the difference between a "corporation" and an "authority? You don't know? Join the 8.5 million Israelis who don't know either.

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The Revolution in Work calls for an Evolution in Living

Poverty

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, brings death and disease, robs people of opportunity and dignity, feeds anger and resentment.

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Socialist philosopher and sociologist Dag Østerberg (1938-2017)

Østerberg was deeply attracted to the works of the influential French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. He had a profound understanding of Sartre’s philosophy of existentialism.

Dag Østerberg

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If they want to burn it, you want to read it!

palestine-harizon

Jewish history is a chain of disasters: inquisitions, holocausts and pogroms. Time after time, throughout their history, Jews find themselves discriminated against, persecuted and expelled and, to most Jews, this continuum of tragedy is largely a mystery. Yet one would expect that Jews, clever people for sure, would peer into their past, understand it and take whatever measures necessary to change their fate. 

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