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December 2012


December 31, 2012 // El Nacional - Dominican Republic - Spanish

Whenever I go to New York, I stay for a few days with my nephew, who is like my son, and with my grandson, a little math genius who will be transferred to a special school because, among other reasons, the conventional school bores him stiff and he provokes cranky attacks from his teacher, who, trained in old teaching [Read more]

The PM's Golden Meditation Practice

December 31, 2012 // The News - Pakistan

As President Obama struggles to cobble together agreement between Republicans and Democrats and prevent America from going over the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ on January 1, Pakistan’s own fiscal cliff approaches.

The Flaw in the American System

December 31, 2012 // Die Welt - Germany - German

Every friendship ends at money — above all in politics. Ultimately, the fight over the new budget plan in the U.S. Congress shows the weaknesses of the political system. A political system that promotes an ideological polarization of the population, or at least does not prevent it; a political system that in the [Read more]

The NRA Is King Herod Today

December 31, 2012 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

What can we learn from, and what is the least we can do after, the massacre in Newtown? There is a belief that every civilization in the world holds and must hold: The belief that all children are innocent and must be protected from evil, that even the most brutal and most sadistic murderer takes his finger off the [Read more]

New US Strategy in Asia Not a Blank Check

December 31, 2012 // The China Times - Taiwan - Chinese

U.S. President Obama recently nominated Democrat John Kerry for Secretary of State, also sending Harvard professor Joseph Nye as an emissary to Japan. From the marked contrast between the collective strengths of the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific region, there has emerged a new and constantly shifting landscape. [Read more]
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