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Dismantling the Dictatorship of the Highly Educated

Dismantling the Dictatorship of the Highly Educated

In the affluent nations of northwestern Europe, people with university educations have taken over politics. Cabinet ministers with fancy degrees are nothing new, but more and more parliamentary seats have been going to college graduates. In some countries, the highly...
Lebanon: A Nation Postponed

Lebanon: A Nation Postponed

As it is well-known, there is a basic difference between an ‘examination’ and a ‘contest’. In the first, all entrants may pass, not so in the second which must end with ‘winners’ and ‘losers’. In schools and universities, examinations are the norm unless there is a...
When is politics like a tree?

When is politics like a tree?

If you study and write about happiness as I do, you become attuned to patterns. For instance, when I walk into a workplace, I can usually tell, based on my first few conversations, if the environment is happy or not. And in the past couple of years, I have noticed a...