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The tragedy of the Arabs

A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The various Arab caliphates were dynamic superpowers—beacons of learning, tolerance and trade. Yet today the Arabs are in a wretched state. Even as Asia, Latin America and Africa advance, the Middle East is held ...

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The European Commission takes a gamble on Poland

POLAND’S quarrels with the European Union are rich and varied. They cover, among other things, refugees, the treatment of media and logging in ancient forests. But it is the Polish government’s systematic assault on the country’s courts that arouses the deepest anxieties in Brussels. By – Economist.com  Today those concerns found their most serious expression yet, when the European Commission, ...

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