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Murdoch's Last Stand?

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Rupert Murdoch’s sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets to Disney for $66 billion may mark the end of the media mogul’s career, which will long be remembered for its corrosive effect on democratic discourse on both sides of the Atlantic. From enabling the rise of Donald Trump to hacking the telephone of a murdered British schoolgirl, Murdoch’s media empire has staked its success on stoking populist rage.

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    Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

    Guilty Man

    Aug 21, 2017 Nina L. Khrushcheva holds Rupert Murdoch responsible for today's growing anti-democratic discourse in the US and the UK.

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    The Sustainability Standards Battle

    Howard Davies

    The absence of a clear, generally agreed framework for reporting the climate impact of corporate activity has been a major impediment to greening the business sector. But two initiatives that emerged at the recent COP26 climate-change conference could give bankers the tools to help their clients fund and manage the green transition.

    thinks the recent COP26 conference may prove to be a watershed moment in greening the financial sector.
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    Can the Center Hold Any Meaning?

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    During the twentieth-century “age of ideological extremes,” political centrism had an obvious role to play in preserving democracy. But once democracy itself is in jeopardy, as it is in countries like the United States today, centrism becomes meaningless – or even dangerous.

    explains the conditions under which principled centrism does and does not make sense.
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