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Liberators Once More: the New Party Line for Selling the Afghanistan War

Publié le 14 juin, 2010 | Pas de commentaires
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Liberators Once More:  the New Party Line for Selling the Afghanistan War

“And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out…” (LK 19:40) So it has come to this. A Disney-esque storyline is now the latest narrative for Why We Were Right. “$1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits”, the New York Times gushes […]

Politics and Sport: An Incompatible Duo

Publié le 1 juin, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Politics and Sport: An Incompatible Duo

With time running down to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, international political pressure has increased on China to assume accountability for its poor human rights record, domestically and abroad. While the media contemplates the appropriateness of sport and politics as bedfellows, a more pertinent question should be whether the symbolic actions taken in the […]

A Stronger and more Loving World: a Critical Reflection of China’s Global Influence

Publié le 1 mars, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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A Stronger and more Loving World: a Critical Reflection of China’s Global Influence

China’s growing economic prosperity has incurred both admiration and suspicion. The People’s Republic marches into world history as the heir apparent to global supremacy. In light of China’s ubiquitous geopolitical influence, it seems ineluctable to interpret China’s current socio-political formation as a model for future regimes and nation states. One would inevitably ask: what kind […]