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[Various storms come, unveiling different degrees of disaster and demolition. Most storms leave behind legacies of chaos and catastrophe. But few storms reveal rare prestige and potency, yielding such unprecedented effects that years, decades, perhaps even centuries, after, tales of their wonder...
[There should be something immeasurably insidious about a government that spies on its citizens. And if one universal truth counts, it is that no country wields a monopoly on intrusive conducts. Whenever a ruling class, from whatever region, espousing whatever central political philosophy, feels...
[Recent revelation that, right before launching the Iraq massacre, George W. Bush sought to seduce former France President Jacques Chirac into war against the Iraqi people by invoking biblical text, particularly the demonic tales of Gog and Magog, should yield unassailable proof that religious...
[On January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama received the mantle worn for eight years by George W. Bush, and thereupon swore a new course in domestic and foreign policies, calling in the Middle East for “a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,” and assuring an economic...
[The new age we have stepped into resembles nothing of the past. Never before have all elements of public good and communal interest passed off to commercialism, privatization, and narcissism: to a romanticized, twisted Social Darwinism that convinces people competitive consumption reaches the...
[At risk of appearing alarmist, it’s easy to ignore all the warning signs hanging around us that suggest the clock is ticking fast—real fast!—and that time left for due action is short. But if life for the next generation should contain some semblance of sanity—where life itself means more than...
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