Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chris Patten

Chris Patten, the last British Governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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From Beethoven to Beijing

Much of the history of the two centuries since the opera "Fidelio" was first performed have centered on the quest for freedom that Beethoven honored. On the whole, liberty has triumphed, though the… read more

Peace Sign in Bullets
World Affairs 9

Organizing Middle East Peace

Denying reality, US and British neoconservatives apparently believe that recent events justify their view that their war of choice in Iraq would have been a great success had there only been more of… read more

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World Affairs 3

The Human Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher never required a focus group to tell her what she believed or how to express it, for she regarded ideas as the very core of politics, and she battled for those that she held. She… read more

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No Exceptions

For years, the West talked up democracy around the world, but, despite the occasional gentle slap on the wrist, we accepted that there was an Arab exception to the desire for freedom and… read more

World Affairs 0

A Good Year for God

After withering literary assaults on the Almighty from Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and others, believers have hit back. For a happier New Year, we should listen to the core messages of… read more

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Who Will Rescue the Rest of Us?

The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners, from what was feared would be their tomb, gave the world something to cheer about. But, looking around us today, there do not seem to be many reasons for optimism … read more

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