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Chinese Values vs. Liberalism: What Ideology Will Shape the International Normative Order? | The Chinese Journal of International Politics

The liberal hegemony of the United States is fading and faces the growing challenges from other ideologies including those from China. The question …

Political Science

Brazil Will Blow Mexico Away Next Year

At long last, Brazil is back and it will blow Mexico away next year as a relatively safe bet for growth in 2018, analysts from Morgan Stanley suggested in a report dated Dec. 8.<p>Mexico’s been doing quite well, thanks to the strong U.S. economy that it depends on for nearly all of its exports. But …

Brazil

In Britain, the specter of anti-Semitism returns

Anti-Semitism is back. Not just as a nasty little fringe sentiment, and not just in the Breitbart comment sections. Not just in social media either, although anyone who posts or tweets and has a Jewish-sounding surname (and even many who don’t) has had to get used to the fact that social media is a …

Fascism is back in Italy and it’s paralysing the political system

Parties on right and left are urging people not to talk about an incident in which six immigrants were shot. They are afraid of alienating an increasingly xenophobic electorate<p>Late last Saturday morning, 3 February, news started to come in from Macerata, a small county town in central Italy – shots …

Political Science

10 philosophers with complex views on love

Philosophers aren't known for their love lives, but a few have managed to be tragic romantics anyway.<br>Read More

Relationships
Mathematics

Why do many fearful Christians put more faith in guns than God? | Opinion | NOLA.com

We all have fears. We fear failure, debilitating illness or death. We're afraid of violence. We fear the unknown, the other and, sometimes, the truth.<p>…

Cryptoeconomic Theory: Basics of Social Order

This is Part 1 of the weekly Cryptoeconomics series. The table of contents for this in-progress series can be found here.<p>The story of most all …

What's driving populism? It isn't the economy, stupid

Countries around the world have been gripped by an incoherent, rage-fuelled nihilism that rejects elites on the left and the right. It's not income inequality, as many think, but a fear of immigrants undermining culture and a way of life , argue Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson<p>In November of last …

Untrustworthy online news is a challenge for democracy

In his nuggety little book What is Populism?, the Princeton academic Jan-Werner Müller suggests that populists reveal themselves when they try to deny the legitimacy of their political opponents or some of the citizenry: “What matters is populists’ anti-pluralism. They always exclude others … they …

Social Media

How family structures can shape political systems

As economics prevents adult offspring leaving home, might England be moving towards a tendency to favour more authoritarian governments, wonders Dr John Richer<p>Sonia Sodha’s article (8 February) alludes to the effect of cultural differences on the ways families are structured, how members care for …

Economics

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of …

Europe

Come 2019, Who Will Be India’s PM? The Answer May Not Be Modi

Bloomberg | Quint is a multiplatform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg’s global leadership in business and financial …

Political Science

Bimbo compra Grupo Mankattan en China

El frijol, la uva y el chile de Zacatecas llegarían a restaurantes asiáticos

ZACATECAS.- <b>El frijol, la guayaba, la uva, el chile, la zanahoria, los espárragos y la cebada</b> serán algunos productos agrícolas zacatecanos que serán …

What Would Trump’s Military Parade Symbolize?

Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon for a military parade. “I want a parade like the one in France,” he said, referring to a Bastille Day procession he attended, according to the Washington <i>Post</i>. This can hardly tell us anything new about the President; he has expressed his wish for a display of …

In Praise of Flour Tortillas, an Unsung Jewel of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Last fall, I gave a talk on the history of tacos at Texas State University, in San Marcos, a city about thirty minutes south of Austin. A professor sent me off afterward with a gift bag, which contained the usual school-logoed T-shirts, pens, and coffee mugs, but also something better: three bags …

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