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By James Crabtree  

A prince among articles

Institutions central to developing world economies are often treated with kid gloves. Pakistan’s army, for instance, is the most powerful force in the country. Pakistani media don’t mention it. It’s almost as if there is a media black spot hovering over Rawalpindi. The western media broadly follow suit, not rocking the boat and making the (understandable and often reasonable) calculation that being overly inflammatory will limit their ability to report on other, important issues. The role of Islam in the Gulf,…

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