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Academic insights for the thinking world combining authority, innovation, and excellence.
Academic insights for the thinking world combining authority, innovation, and excellence.

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Why do we sometimes confide in acquaintances and strangers instead of our "inner circles"? #psychology #humannature

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How secure are working people in contemporary #capitalism and a globalized world? #politics

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How is the treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses in #Russia today similar to their treatment in the Soviet era? #religion #history

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"Reflecting on in his time as #British Ambassador to the Federal Republic of #Yugoslavia, the Republic of #Ireland, and Italy, Sir Ivor discusses his role in major historical events such as the Yugoslavian civil war, the Good Friday Agreement, and meetings with Slobodan Milošević."

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"New #technology has dramatically changed how we #communicate and interact, and Michael Bugeja says that in doing so, it may slowly be eroding some of our core #principles."

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"America is unique among Western nations in its preoccupation with #religion in general, and the #TenCommandments in particular. Numerous federal court cases have been heard in recent years over the display of the Decalogue on government property."

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How can #scientists explain such a complex organ when we know so little about it? Kathleen Taylor describes how the city can be a #metaphor for the #brain.

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"Most worryingly, the design of temporary #immunity legislation created an incentive structure to postpone, as much as possible, a process of truth telling and accountability for #humanrights crimes that were not covered by the temporary immunity. As a whole, #Burundi’s earlier experience shows that temporary immunity was a stepping stone to peace but also to long lasting impunity."
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