Thursday, August 21, 2014
  1. The Great War’s Forgotten Soldiers

    Shashi Tharoor

    The Great War’s Forgotten Soldiers

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     is happy that the 1.3 million Indians who fought in WWI are finally being recognized.

    World War I Lewis gun Wikimedia Commons

    The role and sacrifice of Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, and South Africans have long been celebrated in history books, novels, and award-winning films like “Gallipoli.” But the world hears very little about the 1.3 million Indian troops who fought and died in the conflict. READ MORE

  2. The Coming CLASS War

    Andrew Sheng

    The Coming CLASS War

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     argues that cyberspace, land, air, sea, and space now define the basis of global conflict.

    Munitions UN Photo/Flickr

    Carl von Clausewitz defined war as the continuation of politics by different means, and, like the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, believed that securing peace meant preparing for violent conflict. As the world becomes increasingly tumultuous, such thinking could not be more relevant. READ MORE

  3. The Trauma of France’s Jews

    Dominique Moisi

    The Trauma of France’s Jews

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     dismisses comparisons of French anti-Semitism today to that of the Nazi era.

    Jewish man in France MortAuPat/Flickr

    In the aftermath of recent attacks on synagogues in France, British and American media reports made comparisons to the Nazi era, with some even referring to a French Kristallnacht. Such hyperbole must be firmly rejected, for it offends the memory of those who suffered at the hands of the collaborationist Vichy regime. READ MORE

  4. One Hundred Days of Servitude

    Gordon Brown

    One Hundred Days of Servitude

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     on the global movement for girls' rights that has emerged since the abductions in Nigeria in April.

    Girls Education Erik Törner/IM Individuell Människohjälp

    Education campaigners and activists for girls’ rights held vigils around the world this week to mark the 100th day since more than 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school in Chibok. The “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign has spurred a global movement for recognition of girls’ rights – a movement led by girls themselves. READ MORE

  5. The Facebook Furor

    Esther Dyson

    The Facebook Furor

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     explores the roots of public outrage over the social-networking site's psychological experiment.

    Mark Zuckerberg Josh Lowensohn/Flickr

    A pyschological experiment conducted by Facebook on nearly 700,000 unwitting users has sparked widespread outrage, with users accusing the company of manipulating them to advance its own interests. But such complaints miss the point. READ MORE

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