Middle East

The World Economic Forum have just released the results of the Global Gender Gap Report 2008. There are a few suprising facets to this WEF report, now in its third year, authored by Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Centre for International Development, Harvard University, Laura Tyson, Professor at University of California, Berkeley, and Saadia Zahidi from the […]

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Came across this braniac posting that a book written in 1943, “Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II,” has been re-issued. Among the great pieces of advice: don’t refuse a second cup of coffee, or the third. But it is customary to refuse the fourth. I had no idea that the Americans […]

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There is surely a lot that can be said about American history books, so right off the cuff, I want to suggest that ‘our’ kitchen may not be clean. However, when you combine Putin’s call for greater patriotism and national pride, the recent psychiatric ‘hospitalization’ of the outspoken journalist Larissa Arap, along with the apparent […]

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