Monthly Archives: September 2017

Political Symbolism

When Saudi Arabia’s old and ailing King Salman decreed yesterday that women in the Kingdom are now allowed to get a car driving license, he might have had in mind that it won’t be happening anyway. Who can teach them … Continue reading

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“They Won’t be Around Much Longer”

Chilled by president Trump’s first appearance at the UN General Assembly last week and his remarks on North Korea and Iran, the international press wondered how more measured lawmakers and politicians around the world would respond to his brazen threats … Continue reading

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Hurricane Season

In my last post on the Great American Eclipse on 21 August, the impressive gif of the moon’s shadow crossing the entire United States, hurricane Harvey was already lurking approaching the Yucat√°n peninsula. The devastation in Texas might be a … Continue reading

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