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Obama and FDR
Historical comparisons can be powerful, even when they need intellectually to be handled with care. There is a global consensus that the financial crisis of 2008 is the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The bursting of asset price ...
Leader Page Articles
Three determinants in world politics
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
There is a qualitative change in the international milieu in which the Obama administration will function.
The real classical languages debate
By Sheldon Pollock
A Sanskrit proverb tells us that it is far easier to tear down a house than it is to build it. The great edifice of Indian classical language study and literary scholarship has been nearly torn down. Is it possible, at this late hour, to build it up again?
Team Obama so far — what it says
By Jonathan Freedland
Tough, unsentimental, no naive liberal: the next leader has picked people to carry out his vision. But will Hillary play ball?
Financial crisis requires relearning, says Krugman
By Allison Lowe
“Economic recovery will be aided by recent advances in economic understanding.”
Mass testing plan to tackle AIDS
By Sarah Bosele
A radical new strategy to stop the Aids epidemic in its tracks was proposed on Tuesday by World Health Organisation scientists but ran into immediate controversy over its implications for human rights. The plan involves testing ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * In a report “I was tortured, says Purohit” (November 25, 2008), the name of the Malegaon blast suspect was given as Lieutenant-Colonel Prasad Purohit. His full name is Lieutenant-Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit. * * In ...
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