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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Nobody got punished for blowing up the giant Buddhist statues in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley in 2001
Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here’s a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
I had malaria once, and it was extremely unpleasant.
Great states hate to admit error, so when they have to change course they generally try to disguise the fact. That’s why you may not have heard much about the way that the United States has changed course in Syria in the past three months
As I write this, Solar Impulse is already in the air on the last 48-hour leg of its remarkable journey: The first round-the world flight by an aircraft that uses no fuel except sunlight
This is not an article on South Sudan, which is just as well because the conflicts there are almost fractal in their complexity
“Suppose that... the Iraqis feel ambivalent about being invaded and real Iraqis, not [just] Saddam’s special guard, decide to offer resistance,” wrote British Prime Minister Tony Blair to U.S. President George W. Bush in December 2001, two years before the U.S. and the U.K. invaded Iraq
On July 12, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will issue its ruling on China’s claim to practically all of the South China Sea. And already the main military contenders are moving more forces into the region
“The EU is dying. I hope we’ve knocked the first brick out of the wall,” exulted Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party
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