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The African Century

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Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. With support from the Mastercard Foundation, The African Century provides a unique platform for debate about the vital issues shaping African societies.

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    Germany's Modern Angst

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Whereas France has its philosophes, and Britain its economists, Germany relies on its sociologists to make sense of the big picture. What, then, can they tell us about the unease afflicting contemporary Western societies as they navigate late modernity?

    reviews four books that shed much-needed light on widely shared crises of collective and individual identity.
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