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Heavy handed police tactics against regular people

Tweet A two-for-one comment on the Catalan referendum and the German migration problem Yesterday, on the night of the Catalan independence referendum, Noah denkt™ felt a strong urge to add its voice to the ample commentary about Spain’s inapt response … Continue reading

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Orlando, Magnanville, Birstall…. Out of the box-thinking is required to deal with the rising tide of lunacy and hate in our digital society

Tweet Observation a day after the killing of British MP Jo Cox Yesterdays’s murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox has left us just as devastated as the mass shooting in Orlando and the killing of Jean-Baptiste Savaing and Jessica … Continue reading

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From Hollywood Boulevard to Molenbeek and beyond

Tweet A reflection on the horrendous terror attacks in Brussels On Saturday, March 19, it was Sean Baker’s highly insightful movie “Tangerine” (http://www.magpictures.com/tangerine/) that caught our attention.  “Tangerine” stands in the tradition of Alexandre Duma’s  “The Lady of the Camellias”, … Continue reading

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What a glorious mess!

Syria is a big mess. But being in a big mess is a sign of our times. Continue reading

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The contagion risk of a later Grexit will only get worse

There is no viable substitute for dealing with the present Grexit pain here and now. Because things will only get worse as time goes by Continue reading

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Which comprehensive US strategy for the Middle East?

The surprising swiftness of the ISIS advance in Iraq has reignited the debate about President Obama’s Middle East policy. Critics of Obama’s fast retreat from Iraq allege that a coherent US strategy in the Middle East is lacking. Their argument is flawed. Continue reading

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Western insistence on preserving Ukraine’s territorial integrity is not doing anybody, not even Ukraine, a favor

Ukraine’s internal and external conflict has been mishandled by the West right from the get-go. In particular, it was a mistake to insist on preserving Ukraine’s territorial integrity once the revolution had happened. Instead, it would have been better to call for a referendum on national unity. Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the ability to take blows?

Assertive communication has its pitfalls too. Because occasionally, it may not need be a legitimate need that drives the desire to define one’s limits and boundaries. Instead, it may well be a neurotic impulse to challenge others for challenge’s sake that explains one’s forthright behavior. Continue reading

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