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The strange case of William James Rummel, whose “felonies” included the failure to fix an airconditioner.
The United States has been subsidizing the rest of the world with its grain—is it time we took a lesson from OPEC?
Iran gave us not only the Ayatollah Khomeini and the jumbo pistachio nut but also backgammon, a game of skill and chance that attracts some 70 million addicts around the world. One of them here describes the lure and hazards of the global backgammon circuit.
In lands where the Church has long supported the status quo, a cadre of clergymen defies persecution and exercises the politics of liberation.
Bellum omnia contra omnes.—Thomas Hobbes on man in the state of nature