Category Archives: Decline and Renaissance

Opinion | The End of Europe? – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018,  573c Yellow Vest protesters clashed with the police in Paris on Saturday.CreditCreditVeronique De Viguerie/Getty Images PARIS — Ever since World War II, the liberal global order that has spread more freedom … Continue reading

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As Slums Teeter in Marseille- a Poverty Crisis Turns Deadly – By Adam Nossiter – The New York Times

By Adam Nossiter Nov. 19, 2018,     9 comments “MARSEILLE, France — The red-helmeted marine firefighter was firm. “Right,” he told the anxious families gathered around him, “we’re closing up the building.” Bewildered and frightened, they climbed the darkened, rickety … Continue reading

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Opinion | How to Make America America Again – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

What is there left to say about the terrible murder of moderate Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath? Only one thing, and I have said it before, but I feel it even more strongly now: In the midterm elections, … Continue reading

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He Was a Protester. Now Nikol Pashinyan Is Armenia’s Prime Minister. – The New York Times

The demonstrations swelled, with Mr. Pashinyan, again free, stressing that if the police used force, protesters should just raise their hands and surrender. He told the police repeatedly that they were friends and fellow Armenians. Many of those who had … Continue reading

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Notes on European Recovery (Wonkish) – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“Here in the English-speaking world, most of us in the econo-pundit business have been focusing a lot on the US economy post-Trump, and secondarily on the British economy post-Brexit. But once in a while we ought to look further afield. … Continue reading

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What Happens When the Richest U.S. Cities Turn to the World? – by Emily Badger – NYT

This is the piece that was referred to by Paul Krugman in today’s NYT. By Emily Badger Dec. 22, 2017 “SAN FRANCISCO — Well before anyone thought of this place as the center of the tech economy, the Bay Area … Continue reading

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In French Labor Overhaul- Union Leader Offers a Way to a Compromise – The New York Times

“PARIS — As thousands of workers last summer protested changes to France’s labor laws, Laurent Berger, the head of one of the country’s most influential unions, got an unsettling call. Around 100 protesters had split from a rally and surrounded … Continue reading

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As France’s Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in ‘Frenchness’ – The New York Times

“…….My last interview before leaving town was with Eric Lamarre. Last year, he closed Albi’s last toy store. “Twenty years ago, the center of town was still animated,” he said. “People really came to town to buy. There were loads … Continue reading

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Elephant Poo Paper !?

Originally posted on Elodie Travels:
Vijendra Shekhawat Struggling for Survival “I belong to a Rajput family from the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, which is famous for its rich culture but where water scarcity is a great hindrance. Agriculture, industries and…

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What We’re Fighting For – The New York Times

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