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Freedom, Then and Now

Freedom, Then and Now

“Freedom for an Oxford don . . . is a very different thing from freedom for an Egyptian peasant,” said that most eminent of Oxford dons, Isaiah Berlin. Is he right? Does the Egyptian peasant demand a different sort of freedom than that of an English professor? At no...
Opinion: “Turkish Spring” is a false analogy

Opinion: “Turkish Spring” is a false analogy

There have been no great uprisings in the major cities of my country, Turkey, since the 1970s. It has wrestled with the scourge of terror for 30 years; we have always lived side by side with terror. Suicide bombings, banks being blown up and explosions on buses all...
Opinion: Franchising terrorism

Opinion: Franchising terrorism

Two days ago, the Nigerian authorities announced the arrest of a terrorist cell affiliated with the militias of the Lebanese Hezbollah party. According to the authorities, the cell was prepared to carry out a series of bombings there. It is not odd anymore that we see...