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  • Unentitled

    Unentitled

    Leaders like titles. And if they don’t get them, they embellish. Elizabeth I, of England, declared herself “no lover of pompous title,” before adding, with not a smidgeon of irony: “I only desire that my name may be recorded in a line or two, which shall briefly express my name, my virginity, the years of [...]

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  • Same old story on Haitian debt

    Same old story on Haitian debt

    Nearly three months after the earthquake in Haiti, the Taiwanese government is still trotting out its staid stance on debt relief: The money is owed to private institutions and cannot be just be cancelled. Like those boorish MRT-shovers, vacuous gaze, mouths slightly agape, government bigwigs and lackeys across the board just pretend anyone who challenges them is not [...]

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