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Thoughts on Iran: A People Interrupted

I didn’t pick up Iran: A People Divided seeking out a book on Iran. I was simply browsing my local used book store and a book on Iran’s modern history piqued my interest. 1,478 more words

Alan Dershowitz

Sholem Aleichem and the Kiev pogrom

Several families, like the Nachmanoviches from Kishinev, the Felds from Berdichev, my own family, who probably moved from Kiev, and probably many others seemed attracted to Odessa like a magnet in the first years of the new century, pulling them from further north in Ukraine, possibly with the hope of better business opportunities, more open minded views on religion and education, and the safety of an established multicultural city. 2,055 more words

History

Hungary summons Canadian ambassador after she questioned fate of university, academic freedom

BUDAPEST — The Hungarian foreign ministry says it has summoned Canada’s ambassador to Hungary after she expressed concerns about the fate of a Budapest university and academic freedom. 426 more words

News

How a university became a battle for Europe's identity

Michael Ignatieff is not a person you would expect to find at the centre of a global political power play featuring names such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. 1,123 more words

World

Laszlo Palkovics: Michael Ignatieff is waging a media war against my government to suit his own ambitions

Michael Ignatieff is hijacking academic freedom in Hungary.

As CEU’s rector, Ignatieff has chosen to inflate what is essentially an administrative question into a pitched political battle. 728 more words

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His university under siege, Michael Ignatieff is leading the charge against an increasingly autocratic Hungary

When Michael Ignatieff took the job as president and rector of Hungary’s Central European University last year, a press release at the time hinted that he would be facing “challenging times.” 711 more words

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Lessons from The Federalist Papers, No. 11

Europe, by her arms and by her negotiations, by force and by fraud, has, in different degrees, extended her dominion over them all. . . . 953 more words

Politics