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A manageable crisis
There are two sharply divergent views on the Dubai debt crisis. One, put out largely by western pundits and reflected in the international media, is signified by evocative phrases like ‘boom to bust’, ‘this ...
HIV entry ban repealed
By announcing the end of a 22-year-old ban on the entry of people with HIV into the United States, President Barack Obama has once again shown that scientific considerations alone would shape decisions concerning science. The U.S. Department of ...
Leader Page Articles
Barack Obama’s myopic Iran policy
By Siddharth Varadarajan
By giving Israel veto rights and threatening more sanctions, the U.S. is squandering the best chance we have for a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
Early Christian precursor to Galileo
By Mark Vernon
Galileo’s earliest surviving drawing of the moon can be dated to 30 November 1609, almost exactly 400 years ago. In the months before he made his observations, he’d become aware of an extraordinary new instrument that brought the far ...
Mass media: masses of money?
By P. Sainath
The same exclusive report, with different bylines, in three rival dailies. Swathes of advertising dolled up as news stories. Is ‘paid news’ getting institutionalised?
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Social censorship against freedom of expression
THE physical attack on a legislator by members of a rival party in the Maharashtra Assembly on November 9 and the series of incidents that followed highlight the growing intolerance of dissent, attempts to strengthen linguistic and regional ...
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