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Angela Merkel is not the great progressive messiah

Trump's populism needs to be defeated, but pinning all hopes on false saviours like Merkel is not the way to do it.

Angela Merkel

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Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives

As Riyadh and Beijing nurture grandiose plans for military bases, New Delhi fears the archipelago could become a breeding ground for the terrorist group.

Abdul Gayoom

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Review: ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan – parable for the planet’s unborn

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

“Nutshell” is a novel by the acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning British writer Ian Mc Ewan that is in essence a bizarre, funny, macabre and contemporary tale that is clearly related to Shakespeare’s seminal and universal play “Hamlet”.

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Perhaps the Messiah will come

netanyahu

If someone had told me 50 years ago that the rulers of Israel, Jordan and Egypt had met in secret to make peace, I would have thought that I was dreaming.

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The Religion of the State

congress

In 1912 the pioneering French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) published The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, which presented his findings (not without controversy) on primitive clan-based religious culture. Durkheim sought to identify the nature of religion by studying it in what he took to be its pristine form.

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