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The Independent, Israel has swatted aside a formal complaint by the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, over its refusal to halt construction of a wall that cuts deep into the West Bank and slices through Palestinian neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem. […]

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SMH, In 1975, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, by common consent the most intellectually formidable figure in American politics, expressed the view that “liberal democracy on the American model increasingly tends to the condition of monarchy in the 19th century: a holdover […]

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