The Controversial Legacy of Ariel Sharon

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After spending eight years in a coma, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died on 11 January from multiple organ failure. Following his death, Sharon’s legacy has once again come under scrutiny. This article examines the divided opinions regarding this controversial political figure. “Didn’t I tell you that he will be consigned to the trash… Continue Reading ➤

Westminster’s Empathy Deficit: Shifting down the political spectrum

Source: CNN.com; September 18, 2013

I’ve got it. I know where we’re going wrong. I’ve solved politics. Hold your revolution, Russell Brand; it all hinges on one crucial point – the difference between “sympathy” and “empathy”. The solution is beautifully simple: changing those two little letters could turn political disillusionment on its head. SYMPATHY Noun: Feelings of pity and sorrow for… Continue Reading ➤

Passing The Buck: Can democracies ever handle debt?

Source: Jay Mallin, Bloomberg News

The ability to raise capital by issuing debt is a double-edged sword for democratic governments. ‘Sovereign debt’ can finance national-building investments, or buy immediate popular support by putting off painful fiscal choices. The line between the two can be difficult to draw. However, recent American paroxysms over the debt limit and the rolling Eurozone debt… Continue Reading ➤