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Protected: The Politics of Power

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The Right of Self-determination

how to get back my ex girlfriend Nowadays it’s fashionable to talk about human rights, but not so common to talk about human responsibilities. Few people will disagree with the American Declaration of Independence when it asserts that we have an inalienable right to be free, and to be unhampered in our pursuit of happiness, […]

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Conscience: The Voice Within

I’ve always had a soft spot for dossers, vagrants and hoboes, and often go out of my way to make their acquaintance. Most are more sinned against than sinning, and many have intriguing stories to tell. I vividly remember one such encounters, which took place on a wintery night in December 1981. I’d been visiting […]

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Recession: The Wheel of Fortune

The recession we’re enduring at present will have served a useful purpose if it shatters our nonsensical belief that the graph of economic growth is consistently onwards and upwards. Nature never follows a straight path. Time for her is cyclical rather than linear. The tides ebb and flow. The seasons change in regular cycles: shrubs […]

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World Peace: Must it Always be an Impossible Dream?

If a hundred historians were asked to cite the most distinctive feature of the twentieth century they’d probably offer a hundred different answers. Some would say splitting the atom, others getting men to the moon, the discovery of antibiotics or the invention of the computer. Niaill Ferguson, the Scottish-born professor of history at Harvard University, […]

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