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Asante adrinka symbol 'funtunfunefu denkyemfunefu'
December 28, 2017

Tolerance involves a negative normative judgment and potential withdrawal into separate spheres of life. [...] The subscriber to...

Chinese President Xi Jinping with Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda in Beijing, March 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Lintao Zhang
December 21, 2017

Whether or not China is involved in unifying the two big Nepalese communist parties, the alliance gives China a ray of hope. The...

UN aid arrives at Rwanda borders, summer 1994
December 14, 2017

[G]overnments and the UN are over-zealous in the avoidance of genocide determination and instead use the euphemistic term ‘ethnic...

candidate Beatriz Sánchez voting in November 2017 elections
December 7, 2017

Over the past decade there was a rhetoric in Chile as in many other democracies worldwide that the center-oriented coalitions of...

posters from 2009 Swiss referendum to ban construction of minarets on mosques
December 5, 2017

The normatively dependent concept of toleration itself does not tell us from what we should take our guidance.… I think, by...

Burmese nationalist protester holding banner denying Rohingya ethnicity
November 30, 2017

British colonialism sowed the most important seeds for the current crisis. Britain ruled Burma as part of the Indian Raj, enabling...

Kumbh Mela offering, Ganges River
November 28, 2017

Hindu pluralism is basically a form of peaceful coexistence with other religions in a spirit of relative indifference, each...

Lenin mural with graffiti, Namibe Town, Angola.
November 23, 2017

[T]he October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was a turning point in history when more than 2000 years of philosophy, history, religion,...

November 21, 2017

Destruction can be accomplished through a variety of means; for the Rohingya it has involved mass killings, the wholesale...

Yazidi woman escapee from ISIS slavery. Source: Reuters
November 16, 2017

Whereas in the case of Muslim women IS demonstrates a strong if by comparison seemingly trivial obsession with controlling...

"V. I. Lenin in the Smolny" by Isaac Brodsky (1930)
November 14, 2017

Although Lenin’s immediate project was the seizure of power for the construction of the socialist order, his unity of theory and...

'India China Friendship' -- signboard on Indian side of Indo-China border at Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh
November 9, 2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative constitutes an important part of its geostrategic design to rejuvenate its old glory by capturing...

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