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An Intellectual Ambush Masquerading as Truth

Dr. Ilan Pappe

The interview you are about to watch between Stephen Sackur and his guest Dr. Ilan Pappe is an example of pseudo-intellectual ambush built on deception and hypocrisy. The deceived are the viewers who assume that the host is asking serious questions about an important topic of special interest to his guest. Dr. Pappe is a Professor of history renowned for a series of books detailing the Israeli state, the most significant of which is The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Sackur uses this work to question Pappe’s academic credentials as breaching what he claims is a biased perspective, a work that is ideologically biased against Zionism.

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The Watch on the Jordan

ISIS

The Arab world is in turmoil. Syria and Iraq are breaking apart, the thousand-year old conflict between Muslim Sunnis and Muslim Shiites is reaching a new climax. A historic drama is unfolding around us.

And what is the reaction of Israel?

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Review: 'Capital in the twenty-first century' by Thomas Piketty

“Capital in the twenty-first century” by Thomas Piketty

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by French economist Professor Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics, France) is a very readable, information-rich, must-read book about the basis of capital accumulation inequality past, present and future. In short, notwithstanding the expansion of democracy and social welfare in the 20th century, the world’s wealth is overwhelmingly concentrated the hands of the rich. Thus, according to Oxfam “[Its] report, Working for the Few, shows that the wealth of the world is divided in two: almost half going to the richest one per cent; the other half to the remaining 99 per cent”. Professor Piketty argues in this important book that current wealth inequality endangers democracy and economic sustainability and proposes a progressive annual wealth tax to address the danger.

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Jean-Claude Juncker: The Gravedigger of the European Union

Jean-Claude JunckerThe EU leaders have chosen the worst of all options and confirmed the alcoholic  Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the EU Commission. Against massive opposition from Britain’s David Cameron and Viktor Orban from Hungary, Juncker was pushed through against all the odds. For an organization that is close to collapse, an alcoholic and heavy smoker  is an optimal choice to lead the EU in the abyss.

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Shifts in the Climate Change Debate: Hope and Suspicion

Climate ChangeIgnoring the Scientific Consensus

Governments disappointed the world in Copenhagen at the end of 2009 by failing to produce a global agreement that would mandate reductions of carbon emissions in accord with recommendations of climate scientists. Ever since there has been a mood of despair about addressing the challenges posed by global warming.

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