by Chip Krakoff in Crime & Punishment , Democracy and Governance , Politics , Social Issues Few current issues have become more emotionally charged than the head coverings worn by many Muslim women, both in traditionally Muslim countries and in the West. This plays out in Turkey, where the ruling...
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This, from Martin Wolf of the Financial Times , is the clearest and most succinct explanation of the financial crisis I have yet seen, completely accessible to the economically challenged. Well worth reading. The grasshoppers and the ants – a modern fable
In Iceland, where I have spent the past week, it is illegal to name your son Dweezil or River or your daughter Moon Unit or Fifi Trixabelle. The Government has long maintained a list of legal first names, all of which come from the Norse (Thorgil, Gunnar, Guðrún) or Biblical (Jón, Margret...