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Multiculturalism is making a joke out of Sri Lanka

Planting a Christmas Tree in the middle of Galle Face Green by Shenali Waduge ( August 31, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Is there a competition for insanity or does it come naturally to those in government? Are decisions taken alone or in consultation? Do a handful voted for a term in office have the

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The barricaded Muslim mind

by Saba Naqvi Earlier, Muslim villagers would participate in Hindu festivals; now they think that would be “haraam” so stay away. Visiting dargahs is also ‘haraam.” ( August 31, 2016, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) We have to start talking of the growing acceptance and adherence within India to a puritanical and intolerant form of

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How to Fight Secular Stagnation

by Michael Spence Courtesy: Project Syndicator ( August 31, 2016, Milan, Sri Lanka Guardian)  Much of the world, especially the advanced economies, has been mired in a pattern of slow and declining GDP growth in recent years, causing many to wonder whether this is becoming a semi-permanent condition – so-called “secular stagnation.” The answer is


Book Reviews

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Nonviolent Revolt in the Twenty-First Century

One of the problems with much of the literature on nonviolence is that it is written by academics who have no (or absolutely minimal) experience of nonviolent action; consequently they often fail to appreciate what matters to a nonviolent activist ‘on the ground’. Having said that, there is no guarantee that the work of these

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Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Andrew Inkpin, Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language, MIT Press, 2016, 381pp., $43.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262033916. Reviewed by David G. Stern, University of Iowa Courtesy: Courtesy: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews ( August 23, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) This is an ambitious book. Beginning with Heidegger’s suggestive but fragmentary discussion of language in

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HWPL to Host “2nd Annual Commemoration of the Warp Summit” In Seoul

( August 24, 2016, Seoul, Sri Lanka Guardian) “Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee) is hosting its “2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit” from September 17th through 19th. At the 2nd Annual Commemoration many of the world’s political and religious leaders, as well as

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Are You a Mind-Controlled CIA Stooge?

Read this book. It is short. It is affordable. It is reality preparation. It will innoculate you against being a dumbshit, insouciant, brainwashed American. I am surprised that the CIA has not purchased the entire print run and burned the books. by Paul Craig Roberts ( August 31, 2016, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) Do

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Are You a Mind-Controlled CIA Stooge?

Read this book. It is short. It is affordable. It is reality preparation. It will innoculate you against being a dumbshit, insouciant, brainwashed American. I am surprised that the CIA has not purchased the entire print run and burned the books. by Paul Craig Roberts ( August 31, 2016, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) Do

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