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Articles in the Press

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Julian Assange: UN decision reveals European democracies’ disdain for law

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years (Reuters) Yesterday, following nearly two years of deliberation, a prominent panel of the world's top legal body at the United Nations confirmed...

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10 February 2016
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Humility: Tsai Ing-wen on the Cardinal Democratic Virtue

Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Hong Kong Free Press Greeted by the fizz of fireworks, flags, honking horns and a jubilant throng of tens of thousands of citizens, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to the stage last Saturday, in front of her national...

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21 January 2016
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War Comes Home [Arabic Translation]

.حرب في قلب باريس"، عنوان خرجت به لو فيغارو على قرائها مولولة، مشاهد من ملحمة، جنود تعج بهم الشوارع، سياسيون يخطبون، صفارات إنذار تدوي من بعيد، وأناس مرعوبون دموعهم في مآقيهم." .ما إن أعلن عن حالة الطوارئ حتى اندفعت الأفكار الغريبة...

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18 November 2015
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God, the gods and democracy [part three]

The Masses, by Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1935) The widespread belief that religion is plainly bad for democracy is misleading, or so the following dialogue on religion tries to illustrate, with reasons and examples. Conducted in Melbourne by the distinguished...

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10 November 2015