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The Rebirth of Nationalism
The Rebirth of Nationalism
Nationalist Intellectuals Lead Catalan Fight

In Spain, academia’s ivy tower is colliding with popular Catalan unrest. The Catalan Parliament voted earlier this month to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, and though Spain has said the referendum would be unconstitutional, six leading Catalan academics are throwing their weight behind the secessionist movement.

The Rebirth of Nationalism
Germans Increasingly Rejecting Blame for WWI

Three new books on World War One that question a German-centric account of the blame for WWI have been selling like hotcakes in Germany— suggesting a growing consensus among Germans that their country is not the main country to blame for the war. Both Germany and Japan are becoming ‘normal countries’ again, reasserting their right to define and act on their national interest. A new generation of Germans is looking at the world and at German history and is likely to see things in different ways than their parents and grandparents.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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