France’s Electoral Abyss

By Peter Isackson

Across the globe, democracy appears to be in a curious state. One of the main indicators of the health or pathology of democracy is the turnout in elections. Some might claim that the high turnout for the Biden-Trump face-off last year was a sign of health for US democracy. But the aftermath — marked by the “stop the steal” movement, a riotous occupation of the...

Is This the Dawn of a New Day in Israel?

By Hillel Schenker

On May 19, 1999, when Ehud Barak defeated Benjamin Netanyahu in the general election, tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to celebrate. Barak, the new prime minister, declared that it was the "dawn of a new day." He also had plans in mind: withdraw Israeli troops stationed in Lebanon since 1982 and also try to make peace with the...

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Why Do So Many Athletes Have Mental Health Issues?

Why Do So Many Athletes Have Mental Health Issues?

By Ellis Cashmore

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche didn’t have the afflictions of athletes in mind when he wrote this, though many athletes who have surfaced from depression actually appear to be fortified by the ordeal. Others suffer, often in silence, and never fully...

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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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