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Essays

Dec 17th 2017

Happiness is the subject of countless quotations, slogans, self-help books and personal choices.

Dec 12th 2017

President Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel received widespread criticism.

Dec 8th 2017

In the wake of the deluge of news about sexual harassment and alleged assaults by several high-profile and powerful men, it is important to look at the causes and consequences of forced sex in the workplace – but also in intimate relationships.

Dec 5th 2017

A place of spacious dimensions, and large population, with fine bazaars. It contains numerous mosques, and there is no wall around it.

Nov 29th 2017

The announcement that Prince Harry is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle provoked a flurry of articles about the British royal family becoming multicultural.

Nov 29th 2017

People discuss their problems with friends in the hope that they’ll gain some insight into how to solve them. And even if they don’t find a way to solve their problems, it feels good to let off some steam. Indeed, having close friends to confide in is a good buffer against poor mental health.

Nov 23rd 2017

Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and control over the thoughts, emotions and experiences that we have every day.

Nov 21st 2017

Paul Cézanne painted his uncle Dominique Aubert at least 9 times in 1866, when the artist was 27 years old.

Nov 20th 2017

MILAN, Italy – The ambitiously conceived exhibition 'Dentro Caravaggio' (Inside Caravaggio) wants us to see this extraordinary painter with new eyes.

Nov 16th 2017
2017 marks the anniversaries of two revolutions that tore Europe apart. They both shredded existing structures of authority and unleashed mass fervour, ideological zeal, passion and popular agitation for greater self-rule.
Nov 16th 2017

There is a desperate humanitarian crisis underway in Myanmar, centring around the Rohingya Muslims.

Nov 11th 2017

Priti Patel’s ignominious departure from the UK cabinet after it emerged that she had held undeclared meetings with Israeli officials during a personal holiday exposes many flaws in her conduct.

Nov 3rd 2017
The posting of 95 theses is not the only act for which Martin Luther is famed. In 1522, he began the work that would last a lifetime: translating the Bible. This was not a neutral act.
Oct 31st 2017

On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Germany’s Wittenberg Castle Church and inadvertently ushered in what came to be known as the Reformation.

Oct 27th 2017

When Martin Luther published his 95 theses 500 years ago this month, so the story goes, his general target was the corruption of the church.

Oct 26th 2017

The Trump administration’s proposals on the annual budget, the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and restructuring of the tax system all point to a sad and even tragic conclusion.

Oct 23rd 2017

Extract:

"As far as the Chinese authorities are concerned, Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency in the US and the chaos of Brexit in the UK are glaring examples of democratic failure,..."

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