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A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

George Monbiot

The Guardian

It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, … 1,122 more words

Less than Perfect: Petersburg's Perfect Cup Chain Closes

Petersburg’s Oldest Chain of Coffee Houses Closes 
Olga Zarubina
July 25, 2017

The Perfect Cup, Petersburg’s oldest coffee house chain, has closed its last outlet, on Kamennoostrovsky Avenue. 299 more words


Which Companies have the Best Reputation in Russia?

24 July 2017 | Igor Rozin| Russia Beyond the Headlines

German car manufacturer Volkswagen, Swiss luxury watchmaker Rolex, and Japanese Canon corporation have the best reputation among international companies operating in Russia. 245 more words


It’s More Than Cigars and Rum: Why Cuba Matters

The fraught strategic relationship of the United States with Cuba — which was then a Spanish colony — began on Feb. 15, 1898, when the USS… 930 more words

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Just because you're enlightened doesn't mean you're woke

“Just because you’re enlightened doesn’t mean you’re woke” – Chai Chats podcast, 2017

I was listening to Chai Chats, one of my favourite podcasts (the one on boundaries literally changed my life – and I’m using literally literally) yesterday and one of the hosts was talking about their interest and subsequent critiques of Buddha and Buddhism. 850 more words