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The western model is broken

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Category: World

From www.theguardian.com

The west has lost the power to shape the world in its own image -- as recent events, from Ukraine to Iraq, make all too clear. So why does it still preach the pernicious myth that every society must evolve along western lines?

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Europe - Economics Nobel ‘thumbs nose at French bashing’, says P

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Category: World

From www.france24.com

"After Patrick Modiano, another Frenchman reaches the top: congratulations to Jean Tirole," Valls tweeted after the Nobel economics prize was announced, adding that it "really thumbed the nose at French bashing."

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A Bombshell Document at the Vatican Synod - The New Yorker

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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From www.newyorker.com

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Does the Houthi Takeover of Yemen's Sanaa Endanger World Trade?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: World

From www.juancole.com

Yemen is admittedly a relatively small country of 24 million, a little less populous than Texas. It is the second poorest in the Arab League after Somalia. It is nevertheless a country with enormous global strategic importance:

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40 Years After the Nobel: F. A. Hayek and Political Economy as a Progressive Research Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: World

From mercatus.org

If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order, he will have to learn that in this, as in all other fields where essential complexity of an organized kind prevails, he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible.

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A letter from Dr Abdus Salam to Malala - Blogs - DAWN.COM

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: World

From www.dawn.com

I was born in a small town called Santokh Das; arguably not as beautiful as your Swat valley, but it did have much to offer. I grew up in Jhang, a city now tainted by its nameā??s association with dangerous groups.

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The fight to save the last Ebola-free district in Sierra Leone - The Washington Post

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: World

From www.washingtonpost.com

John Caulker, executive director of the nonprofit Fambul Tok, travels across Sierra Leone these days tense with worry about contracting the dreaded disease. He worries in the bustling capital of Freetown and in the smallest villages.

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Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

Friday, October 10, 2014
Category: World

From nobelpeaceprize.org

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

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What the EU should be telling Palestinian leaders

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
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From www.opendemocracy.net

In other conflict situations, the EU and its member states have pressed for justice, readily acknowledging that continued impunity, not justice, is the real impediment to peace.  The Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be treated no differently.

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What is sectarianism in the Middle East?

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
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From www.opendemocracy.net

The term is heard whenever the Middle East or Syria are discussed, yet a talking head would be pressed to define what they mean by sectarianism. Mohammad Dibo speaks to two prominent Arab thinkers willing to assist our understanding by going back to the basics.

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