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  1. The generation gap, not rap, is to blame for the riots

    Prospect contributor Shiv Malik responds to David Goodhart’s web exclusive article, “The riots, the rappers and the Anglo-Jamaican tragedy” Searching for the root causes of the riots David Goodhart wrote last week: “The ‘hoodie’ culture of disaffection has told young people that their inchoate anger at the ‘power,’ the system,...
  2. The inevitable defeat of the “Colombian Obama”

    A presidential candidate from outside the political mainstream storms the opinion polls, promising change. His name was little-known only months ago, but now crowds of youthful supporters come to see him speak, chanting “yes we can!” Some say he is inexperienced and lacks concrete policies, but it doesn’t matter –...
  3. Why is Hamas making cartoons?

    Ten days ago, the military wing of Hamas released a CGI animation on YouTube. Narrated in Hebrew, it depicts an aged man named Naom Shalit walking through a desolate Israeli urban landscape. He is clutching a portrait of his son Gilad, who was kidnapped by Hamas while doing national service...

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