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What Explains Our Fascination with Celebrities?

What Explains Our Fascination with Celebrities?

by    Robert Reeves

We are social beings who need close supportive contact with others for both psychological and physical health. Interest in celebrities, as part of a broader preoccupation with the culture of entertainment, has infiltrated almost every aspect of life in modern society. Although interest in celebrities can be traced back to antiquity, contemporary manifestations of this Read More

Imran Khan Takes Over a Complicated Pakistan

Imran Khan Takes Over a Complicated Pakistan

by    James M. Dorsey

Imran Khan, the incoming prime minister, is about to find out just how complicated the job can be. Criticism over Pakistani efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing is likely to complicate incoming Prime Minister Imran Khan’s goal of tackling the country’s financial crisis. Addressing the comments by the Asia Pacific Group on Money Read More

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Is Gone

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Is Gone

by    Ellis Cashmore

Hers was a garlanded life, full of accomplishments and enormous deeds that will distinguish her as a major figure, not only in entertainment but in world affairs. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama — an act that inspired America’s civil rights Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Our “Monotheastic” World

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Our “Monotheastic” World

by    Peter Isackson

JPMorgan reveals a new phase in the history of the religion of finance. Wall Street has always had its own vocabulary. It gets better every day. In the video of an interview by Business Insider with David Kelly, chief global strategist of JPMorgan Asset Management, we learn that “stock market investing is a kind of Read More

This Is Why Trump Pulled Out of the Iran Deal

This Is Why Trump Pulled Out of the Iran Deal

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Peter Kuznick

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Peter Kuznick, professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was one of his most controversial foreign policy decisions. As one of his campaign promises it was not unexpected, but the unilateral Read More

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