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  • How globalization threatens democracy in India

    How globalization threatens democracy in India

    July 25, 2003

    Ending the colonial rule of British imperialism, India won its independence and established itself as a sovereign, socialist, democratic republic on January 26, 1950. In the last half century India experienced three wars, two year-long national...

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  • Behind Californias recall lies a Bush

    Behind Californias recall lies a Bush

    July 25, 2003

    The current drive for a recall of California’s Democratic governor, Gray Davis, has this financially strapped state – the seventh largest economy in the world – in a political tizzy. But with all the rhetoric over...

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  • Berlusconi and totalitarianism

    Berlusconi and totalitarianism

    July 25, 2003

    The New York Times reports that Italian students and teachers are protesting the inclusion in high school graduation exams of an essay question about “terror and repression in totalitarian systems,” which the question defines as “communism,...

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  • Splits in the powers that be on Iraq

    Splits in the powers that be on Iraq

    July 25, 2003

    I never thought I’d agree with Zbigniew Brzezinski on much of anything. (For those who may not remember, he was Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser and a leading cold war ideologue.) But consider this recent exchange...

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  • False claims: patient rights under attack

    False claims: patient rights under attack

    July 18, 2003

    Opinions In 1989, Michael Hatch, then Commerce Commissioner of Minnesota, released an investigation of two medical malpractice insurance companies finding that each had increased doctors’ malpractice premiums some 300 percent. Yet the number of claims against...

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