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Suffocating in the echo chambers of modern life

(7 minute read)
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon exposes the invisible walls we build around our minds without realising it … and offers a surprising way to escape.

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The hidden cost of going green

(7 minute read)
Francesca Omon looks beyond the rhetoric and discovers why the green revolution may not be enough to save the planet.

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The efficiency of evil: Auschwitz and the detail of genocide

(7 minute read)
Ronnie Convery is shocked by the minutiae of a death camp and its hideous attention to detail.

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Corruption and hunger for power … the enemies within which hamper Africa’s future

(11 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu highlights a recent coup in Africa which made little impact on world news but exemplified the greatest challenge facing the continent.

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Nigeria at 60: A future yet to flower

(6 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu casts an eye over the light and shadows which mark Nigeria’s 60th anniversary as a modern independent nation.

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Systems Thinking: the ripples we can create

(5 minute read)
Juliette Flach recommends a more holistic approach in our efforts to make the world a better place.

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Rebuilding society after the pandemic must not mean trashing the planet

(6 minute read)
Margareth Sembiring reveals the risks involved in ignoring the environment in a post-COVID society.

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When the thirst for power disguises itself as a thirst for God

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The influence of religious conservatism on Indonesian society is leading to harsh Islamist policies which suppress the freedoms of religious minorities, argues Alexander Arifianto.

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Hunting witches: the shaming of women’s bodies

(11 minute read)
Following her earlier article, Pretty Hurts, Bianca Costa Sales examines the double standards, injustices and cultural oversights in society’s treatment of women.

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Ethno-religious nationalism in an age of anxiety

(9 minute read)
The hijacking of faith by populism is a growing phenomenon around the globe. In this article Nora Fisher-Onar and Ahmet Erdi Öztürk detail the growing influence of ethno-religious nationalist sentiment as a response to the fading promises of 20th century liberalism.

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