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24.06.2016 Silvia Swinden

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

We woke up today to news of the British Exit (Brexit) from the European Union. Sigh The Chinese have a curse: “may you live in interesting times”… The Comic Book Store guy from the Simpsons once said: “there is no emoticon that can describe how I feel right now!” A… »

17.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Brexit violence deeply rooted, with lessons for U.S.

Brexit violence deeply rooted, with lessons for U.S.

On Thursday, in a political act more typical of the United States than Europe, a member of the British Parliament was murdered. She was an opponent of Brexit (Britain exiting the European Union), and her murderer reportedly shouted “Britain First!” There is a case to be made,… »

16.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

We should be more Viking

We should be more Viking

If there was a lottery where the winner could choose place of birth today and if that winner had some sense they would very likely end up not as a U.S. billionaire’s child (much less a random U.S. child), but as a child in Scandinavia. That is, whether you’re looking… »

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