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The World The Economist Made

Warnings of a crisis of liberalism have become commonplace, as it is assailed by an illiberal right on the one side and a socialist left on the other. The situation is plain, and it is at least partially self-inflicted. Liberalism has missed opportunity after opportunity. It is not merely the tepid response to the financial crisis. One critic warns that already in the ’80s there were “fresh and full disclosures of poverty” and “the decay of rural industry and population,” yet liberals made no serious proposals for reform.

Read Here – The New Republic

Drones Change Rules Of War On Terror

We might be looking a new rules of wars globaly with U.S. President Barack Obama‘s push for using drones to remove enemies in far-away places. Countries such as China and Russia are only two that are likely to launch their own fleet of these unmanned aircraft.

Read Here – The Economist

Phoney Currency Wars

OFFICIALS from the world’s biggest economies meet on February 15th-16th in Moscow on a mission to avert war. Not one with bombs and bullets, but a “currency war”. Finance ministers and central bankers worry that their peers in the G20 will devalue their currencies to boost exports and grow their economies at their neighbours’ expense.

Read Here – The Economist

Britain’s Empire Was Far More Complex Than Its Critics Appreciate

JOHN DARWIN has spent his whole career thinking about Pax Britannica. Three years after his magisterial study, “The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970”, the Oxford historian has returned yet again to the subject. This time, though, his focus is different and the period he covers is longer. His new book is not a straightforward narrative of the British empire’s rise and fall.

Read Here – The Economist

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