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An interview with Agnes Gruda, ‘La démocratie écorchée [Democracy Tormented]’, La Presse (Montréal)

La statue du président irakien Saddam Hussein a été déboulonnée par l'armée américaine le 9 avril 2003, jour de la prise de Bagdad. «Le modèle américain de démocratisation par les armes a conduit à un désastre en Irak et en...

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28 June 2014
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Party Insider Offers Rare Insight into What China’s Reforms Mean

Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ is couched in the opaque language of the Communist Party, leaving China watchers guessing at exactly what it all means. EPA/Diego Azubel   “If you want to know the future of the world,” Yu Keping says, pouring green tea into...

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10 April 2014
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Edward Snowden and the Right of Public Refuge

Public rally in support of Edward Snowden, Garden Road, Hong Kong, June 2013 flickr/See-ming Lee Along with contributions by Ulrich Beck, Julia Kristeva and others, the following short statement was published in Politiken, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Denmark: With a political noose...

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10 March 2014
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Lou Reed and rock ‘n’ roll democracy

Vibrant democracies need sharp-angled and unceremonious characters like Lou Reed who can rail against imperiousness and conformity, writes John Keane. [caption id="attachment_9170" align="alignnone" width="741"] PHOTO: Lou Reed embodied detached cool and passionate anger. (Tracey Nearmy: AAP)[/caption]   It's said often that democracy requires...

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17 November 2013
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