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Why There Won′t Be An Alawite State in Syria

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Category: World


The Alawites have tried to get out of the mountains and into the cities. After the French conquered Syria in 1920, the earliest censuses showed a profound demographic segregation between Sunnis and Alawis.

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Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Category: Business


Oddly, most economists see their subject as divorced from morality. They liken themselves to physicists, who teach how atoms do behave, not how they should behave. But physicists do not teach to atoms, and atoms do not have free will.

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The Chickens and the Bulls

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Category: Crime


In the year following the Western Union arrest, the NYPD and the FBI, working in parallel (and sometimes at odds), would uncover and break a massive gay extortion ring whose viciousness and criminal flair was without precedent.

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You have won last prize in the lottery of life

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Category: Society


The rise of rightwing individualism and an accompanying celebration of the private and distrust of the public, is undermining the diversity and strength of our social institutions. The much vaunted flexible labour market " code for a world in which its principle institution, the trade union, is enfeebled and workers are treated as commodities " is a mortal threat to the cohesion of the working-class family and its chances of being a platform for aspiration and mobility.

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