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The future of big tech

‚ÄúTHE BIRTHDAY of a new world is at hand.‚ÄĚ Ever since Thomas Paine penned those words in 1776, America has seen itself as the land of the new‚ÄĒand Europe as a continent stuck in the past.…

The new scramble for Africa

THE FIRST great surge of foreign interest in Africa, dubbed the ‚Äúscramble‚ÄĚ, was when 19th-century European colonists carved up the continent and seized Africans‚Äô land. The second was during…

Millennial socialism

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 20th century‚Äôs ideological contest seemed over. Capitalism had won and socialism became a byword for economic failure and political…