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Is Iceland’s Tallest Volcano Awakening?

Is Iceland’s Tallest Volcano Awakening?

by    Dave McGarvie , John A. Stevenson and Peter Nicholls

The saga of Öræfajökull suggests we should take small earthquakes in the region seriously. “Two women and a boy took refuge on the roof … but it was carried away by the deluge of water, and as far as the eye could reach, the three unfortunate persons were seen clinging to the roof. One of Read More

Arab Cinema’s Moment of Truth

Arab Cinema’s Moment of Truth

by    Vikram Zutshi

Artists are the bellwether of society, and if Arab cinema is anything to go by, the region is at the cusp of another major upheaval. Nabil Ayouch’s films stay with us long after the lights have ceased to flicker on celluloid. His stark, intimate and deeply affecting portraits of life in Morocco have won him Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Persecution”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Persecution”

by    Peter Isackson

The pastors weigh in for Roy Moore, the “unwavering” champion of explicit actions that, at least in one sense, were intended to bridge the generation gap. Today’s 3D Definition: Persecution Newsweek fills us in on the massive support Roy Moore has mustered from the Evangelicals in his great state of Alabama to counter the effect Read More

Trump’s New Blame Game

Trump’s New Blame Game

by    John Feffer

Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home. As a candidate, Donald Trump rallied voters against a variety of enemies. He vilified Mexicans. He stereotyped Muslims. He went after the Chinese for “raping” the United States. President Trump still wants to Read More

The Future of Spain’s Territorial Integrity

The Future of Spain’s Territorial Integrity

by    Kinga Brudzinska

It is unlikely that recent developments in Catalonia will have an impact on the territorial organization of Spain. Politicians in Madrid and citizens all over Spain are used to the fact that Catalonia’s dream is to become an independent republic. However, nobody thought that the pro-independence coalition would go so far as to make its Read More

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