Football Is Ready for Openly Gay Players

By Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland & Kevin Dixon

As last year’s British Social Attitudes survey indicates, 66% approve of same-sex couples, meaning about a third do not. Our newest research suggests that, with 95% of fans saying they favor openly gay players, football crowds are more welcoming of gay people than the rest of the UK population. It may sound a counterintuitive argument, but it is based on the results of an online...

Alternative for Germany Is Failing to Keep Up

By Michael Zeller

If not for the familiar awkwardness of social distancing rules, the scene at the digital party conference of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) would have been fit for a daytime game show. With the theme from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” playing in the background and the CDU's secretary-general, Paul Ziemiak, reading the results from online balloting to determine who would become the party...

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Why Are India’s Farmers Protesting?

Why Are India’s Farmers Protesting?

By Atul Singh & Manu Sharma

Indian farmers have lately made international headlines. Popstar Rihanna, actor Susan Sarandon and activist Greta Thunberg have taken up their cause. Ozy, a glitzy Silicon Valley publication posed a provocative question: “Will the World Step In?” The story playing out in international media appears to be a simple one. Indian...

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At the time of independence from British rule in 1947, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, adopted a mode of governance that came to be known as Nehruvian socialism. State control of industrial production and government interference in all spheres of life came to define this era and, indeed, the entire Indian political and intellectual landscape. Social mobility became virtually impossible...

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