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American War Is Off the Charts

American War Is Off the Charts

by    Tom Engelhardt

As the 2020 elections approach, watch out: There’s one possible American war still to come in the greater Middle East. Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain, but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word Read More

Our Lady of Paris Finds Itself in a Quasi State

Our Lady of Paris Finds Itself in a Quasi State

by    Peter Isackson

Holy week in Notre Dame de Paris got off to a catastrophic start, but the president and his ministers are there to raise our spirits, even if it’s hard to believe what they say. When Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire on April 15, the number of associations in people’s minds as they watched Read More

Recognizing the Value of Reading for Pleasure

Recognizing the Value of Reading for Pleasure

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Andy Seed

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Andy Seed, a British children’s author. Why is reading so important? It’s a question that academics, governments and families have considered essential for children. Indeed, reading helps to broaden the mind. Those who read books experience stronger family relationships, improved communication and better critical thinking Read More

Sri Lankans Are Waiting for Answers

Sri Lankans Are Waiting for Answers

by    Peter Isackson

Terrorism always has its reasons, but this well-coordinated campaign of bombings in Sri Lanka defies the understanding of all observers. At the time of publishing, 24 people have been arrested for the wave of murderous attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Not only do we not know who these terrorists are, but even Sri Read More

Is the World Economy Headed for a Fall?

Is the World Economy Headed for a Fall?

by    KnowledgeWharton

It’s not just the latest IMF forecast causing concern. Many straws in the wind point to tougher times ahead. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has once again cut its global growth forecast for 2019. In its new semi-annual World Economic Report, the organization now projects a 3.3% growth rate, down from the 3.5% it predicted in Read More

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