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The “West” and the Shadow of History

by Leslie Colbert | August 13th, 2010

The unexamined word should not worth using, to adapt Socrates, and indeed in this age of rampant mass media the unexamined word in the geopolitical arena can be dangerously misleading. Words support people’s attitudes and colour their thinking  And sometimes it seems as if their seductive properties  can leave us blind to the actual qualities []

Have no Fear!

by Giuseppe Sacco | May 14th, 2010

The lasting legacy of Pope John Paul II
For those accustomed to living in Italy’s capital as in a contemporary modern city, the days that elapsed from Pope John Paul II’s final decline and funeral to the election of his successor on Saint Peter’s throne presented the very unusual experience of living for a week in []

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