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Italy, What’s In A Name?

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During my entire life, I have nourished my inspiration through Italy. I have learnt the language at an early age. Italy’s literature has always overwhelmed me (to cite Primo and Carlo Levi among others); her poetry does not leave my…

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What Is Meant by “the people?”

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In the United States, as well as in Venezuela; in Great Britain as well as in France; in China as well as in India, there is an old word that has made a fashionable return: “the people.” However, this word…

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Democratic Illusion and Capitalist Cynicism

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In an era marked by leaders with increasingly populist tendencies leading a substantial part of the planet; and in the rare places where these types of leaders are not in power, there are citizens from every township in the universe…

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For a Positive Democracy

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The pathetic Brexit debate in the British Parliament, (blocked between three contradictory choices, and no majority support for any of the three) reminds us that situations can arise where the preferences of individuals may be rational, but the collective preferences…

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For A Democracy of Humility and Respect

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During these times of turmoil and disorder, a time period marked by democratic governments being challenged, attacked, vilified and overthrown, it has become easy to issue an indictment against democracy, and particularly the manner in which it is carried out,…

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For Every Problem, One Single Solution: My Own

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In every country and in every social circle, everyone is in involved in discussions related to a myriad of problems, which include: the climate, unemployment, terrorism, injustice, health, education, retirement pensions, culture and national identity. Moreover, in every country and…

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2019, The Year of Truth

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Truth as a condition to the survival of the world has never been greater. However, we are also, more than ever, swamped by fake news and lies. The most derisory anecdotes have become widespread and are readily commented on social…

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For a Positive 2019

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It is not difficult to envision what could make 2019 a catastrophic year, whether it be in our personal lives or collectively for everyone. The global economy, which sits on debt pyramids, could collapse and plunge into a recession that…

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Capital, labor and the world

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Today’s debates remind us of the obvious: if we want to quickly relieve the poorest out of their misery and reduce inequalities, which are on the rise today on a global scale, the only way is to take money from…

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