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Václav Havel is a former president of the Czech Republic; His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism; André Glucksmann is a philosopher; Vartan Gregorian is President of Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mike Moore is a former Director of the World Trade Organization; Karel Schwarzenberg is a former foreign minister of the Czech Republic; Desmond Tutu is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Grigory Yavlinsky is Chairman of the Russian United Democratic Party, Yabloko.

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  1. op_skidelsky5_Chris RatcliffeGetty Images_rhodes must fall Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

    History at the Barricades

    Robert Skidelsky

    Optimists might claim that the West’s current history-fueled culture war reflects an enlightened moral sensibility. What has really happened is that yesterday’s imperial victors have lost their beliefs, while former losers are full of passionate convictions about the past.

    shows why today's heated debates about the past are as much a historiographical matter as a historical one.
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  2. Biden inauguration Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images

    Biden to the Rescue?

    Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and engineering an economic recovery are only two of the challenges facing new US President Joe Biden. Amid deep social divisions and the continued threat of right-wing extremist violence, Biden must also try to re-establish democratic political norms and restore trust in American leadership at home and abroad.

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