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Lester B. Pearson, former diplomat and Canadian prime minister, famously said that diplomacy is “the art of letting the other fellow have your way.” The silver-tongued statesman was instrumental in resolving the Suez Crisis in 1956, an achievement that earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. But not every…
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The global lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic are undoubtedly the most serious infringement on basic human rights and civil liberties experienced by many Western countries in decades, if ever. Among other things, public and private gatherings, religious worship, and enjoying fresh air have been…
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Presidential candidates have done a lot of stupid things. Back in 1988, then-contender and current Democratic Party front-runner Joe Biden plagiarized someone else’s stump speech nearly verbatim, leading directly to his demise. In 1992, George H.W. Bush checked his watch during a nationally…
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