Posts Tagged 'economy'

Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

In 2011, police arrested a journalist in Turkey, confiscating his drafts of a manuscript detailing potential Islamist infiltration of Turkish security forces. Though the journalist hadn’t published anything, some of his interview questions had raised alarm, and authorities believed the act warranted an arrest.

Such an arrest is not unique; more journalists are imprisoned in Turkey than in any other country.

Packer: Inequality creating ‘Unwinding’ of America

Packer: Inequality creating ‘Unwinding’ of America

“The Iraq War was bad for just about everyone, except private contractors.”

George Packer’s summary of the war on terror, concluded from years of research in the Middle East, set the scene for his Thursday morning lecture in the Amphitheater. Packer, a writer at The New Yorker and author of the bestselling book The Unwinding, spoke about America’s failure to fight a war and win. He said the same systemic failure of institutions caused the failure of the war, resulting in Americans suffering under a “broken contract.”

Sandel: Money can’t buy everything — but it can try

Sandel: Money can’t buy everything — but it can try

For those who are wishing to write a warm and meaningful wedding toast but are short on words, a website called The Perfect Toast may be the answer. Just enter some information about yourself and the person you are toasting, and toss in a story or two about how you two met.
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