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The Uses and Abuses of Uncertainty: The Case of Turkey

Fethullah Gulen

Webs of Uncertainty

One of the paradoxes of the digital age with its real time awareness is the degree to which information overloads clouds our imagination with cheaply achieved and false clarity, which in political contexts is often the Mad Men work of selective interpretation or deliberate manipulation. There are two types of uncertainty that complicate our perceptions of reality.

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The Presidency: Character Matters

 Donald Trump

From its creation, the people of the United States have had a special relationship with the person they choose to lead their republic.

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Mother Teresa, John Paul II, and the Fast-Track Saints

Mother Teresa, John Paul II

by Michael Parenti

During his 26-year papacy, John Paul II elevated 483 individuals to sainthood, reportedly more saints than any previous pope. One personage he beatified but did not live long enough to canonize was Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun of Albanian origin who had been wined and dined by the world’s rich and famous while hailed as a champion of the poor.

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Clinton versus Trump: How It Might Matter for the Middle East

Clinton versus Trump:

When it comes to foreign policy, it seems at first glance to be a no brainer. Hilary Clinton is experienced, knowledgeable, intelligent, an internationalist, known and respected around the world.

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Avnery: Civil War

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Something strange happens to retired chiefs of the Israeli internal Security Service, Shin Bet.

The service is by definition a central pillar of the Israeli occupation. It is admired by (Jewish) Israelis, feared by Palestinians, respected by security professionals everywhere. The occupation could not exist without it.

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