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A couple years back my wife and I visited San Francisco, and forgetting how cold that city can be I neglected to bring a light windbreaker. My problem was solved by a street vendor at Fisherman's Wharf who sold me a jacket for eighteen bucks. I still wear...
Modern history is the story of how liberal democracy, originating in Britain and America, spread around the world. This may sound like an absurd fantasy. In actuality, this Whiggish narrative of progress underpins most newspaper editorials, political...
Doesn't anyone in this country know the difference between communism and socialism? Russia had communism, or whatever it is called now, and Sweden has socialism. I have been to both places and they are not the same by any means. Sweden has its share...
The Virginian-PilotIf everything goes according to plan, at lunchtime today my church will vote on a new pastor. Every member of every age will fill out a paper ballot with an aye or nay. I've been one for only a dozen years, but I'm told this kind of democracy is the...
ReutersBUCHAREST (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore Romania's capital and its eclectic mix of western architectural ideas, eastern imagery, 20th century totalitarian megalomania and buzzing nightlife? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors...
ReutersSITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Muslim boy lay dying on a thin metal table. Bitten by a rabid dog a month ago, he convulsed and drooled as his parents wedged a stick between his teeth to stop him from biting off his tongue. Swift treatment...
China PostTAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) -- The title of a book by the late American sinologist Benjamin I. Schwartz, "In Search of Wealth and Power," rather accurately sums up the preoccupation of generations of Chinese intellectuals, reformers and revolutionaries in...
Miami HeraldIn her mind's eye, Elsa Morejon looks from Miami at her beloved island and worries that what ails Cuba will not be cured solely with democracy. What ails Cuba, the humble Baptist nurse says with conviction, is a gaping hole in spirituality, a people who...
When on Jan. 30, 1933, then-German President Hindenburg appointed Hitler as the country's chancellor, it changed German as well as world history. Twelve years later, Hitler ended his own life, but not before millions of victims had perished. Several...
Reuters* Red tape suffocates investment * Trails peers in attracting foreign investment * Croatia four years in recession * Some local firms move production to non-EU neighbours By Igor Ilic and Sasa Kavic DUBROVNIK, Croatia, May 10 (Reuters) - The barren...
Odessa American, TexasI can't wait for the Ector County Independent School District school board election to be over. Never in my life have I had the word "socialism" used about classroom policies and procedures. Former candidate for Place 5 George Rice ran on an anti-...
President Obama called it a shameful day for the Senate. A survivor of the Tucson shooting that wounded Gabby Giffords shouted from the gallery, "Shame on you." This was the response to the rejection of gun control. I was tempted to write the "voting...
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