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Empire Of Conspiracy

Unfortunately, conspiracy theories are still a part of Russia’s political discourse. The idea of “subversive agents’ supported by the West was crucial for smearing dissident voices within the Soviet Union, while the conspiratorial perception of the U.S. was a central tenet of state ideology.

Read Here – Moscow Times

In Vatican, More Of the Same Old, Same Old?

There are reasons to believe that Pope Francis is a transitional figure, unlikely to effect major reform at the top of the church. He is not known as a champion of any theological vision, traditional or modern. He is just two years younger than Pope Benedict was upon his election eight years ago. He has deep connections to Italy, but little experience with the workings of the Vatican offices. A contentious reading of Pope Francis’ rise is that Benedict’s enemies have triumphed completely.

Read Here – Slate

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