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  1. The Privileged Gaza Protesters
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    The Privileged Gaza Protesters

    May 7, 2024 Ian Buruma argues that fear of losing rank could be driving students to demonstrate their intersectional bona fides.

  2. The Case for Israel Remains Valid
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    The Case for Israel Remains Valid

    Apr 1, 2024 Ian Buruma explains why the country’s founding principle as a safe haven for Jews still appeals to many people.

  3. Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Mar 1, 2024 Ian Buruma highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.

  4. The Threat of Messianic Politics
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    The Threat of Messianic Politics

    Jan 29, 2024 Ian Buruma explains why political leaders and contenders worldwide are embracing the role of religious savior.

  5. The Culture War at Harvard and Beyond
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    The Culture War at Harvard and Beyond

    Jan 8, 2024 Ian Buruma thinks Claudine Gay’s downfall reveals something important about changed perceptions of Jews.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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