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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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  1. Guilty Man
    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 Fight of Our Lives

    George Soros

    Neither the invasion of Ukraine nor the deepening cold war between the West and China came out of the blue. The world has been increasingly engaged over the past half-decade, or longer, in a struggle between two diametrically opposed systems of governance: open society and closed society.

    frames the war in Ukraine as the latest battle for open-society ideals – one that implicates China as well.
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    The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Calls for a decisive Ukrainian victory have been growing as Russia’s military incompetence continues to be exposed. But with the world teetering on the edge of recession and the developing world facing a spiral of hunger and forced migration, it would be a grave error to dismiss those calling for a negotiated peace.

    urges those not directly involved in the war to help the combatants envisage the terms of a negotiated peace.
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