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  1. The Minsk dictator school

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    How do dictators survive? The Arab Spring has culled a few, but fewer than once predicted. On the other hand, there are plenty of nervous rulers, notably in Europe’s neighbours to the east, such as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, long dubbed the “last dictator in Europe.” His economy is bust...
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    Has Mark Zuckerburg read Evgeny Morozov’s Prospect article on why dictators love the web. If not, he should. So says Democrat politician, Dick Durbin. You need to be logged in to see this part of the content. Please either subscribe or Login to access.
  3. Ed Miliband’s alarming attitude on Iraq

    Nothing became the new Labour leader less during his conference speech than his comments on Iraq. He put it thus: “many sincerely believed that the world faced a real threat. I criticise nobody faced with making the toughest of decisions… But I do believe we were wrong…to take...
  4. Oliver Stone: the new Michael Moore?

    I like documentaries, I love Latin America, I am generally sympathetic to left wing politics.  I guess this makes me the target audience for Oliver Stone’s new film, South of the Border, but that said, go see it, it is great. No matter what your politics, it is worthwhile to...

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