World Beat Newsletter

Cult of Personality

When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.

The Apocalyptics

Dress them up in black, put some Goth makeup on them, give them a name like The Apocalyptics, and the Republican candidates would fit right in with the head-banger crowd.

Nigeria with Nukes

Millions of people have thronged the streets of cities all over the world this last year to protest the influence of money on power--the corruption in Mubarak's Egypt and Ben Ali's Tunisia, the malign effects of Wall Street and other financial institutions, the power elite in Russia.

Droning On

The CIA's drone war in Pakistan is setting precedents that will one day come back to haunt America.

Is Europe Over?

What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
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