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  • It will pull through-if for no other reason than it is a magnet for the entire world-the most mundane events, the enacting of certain regulations, that cause barely a ripple in other cities-for example, barring the selling of grain to feed the pigeons in San Marco-causes world-wide interest, and a bitter battle with the former-grain sellers in the Piazza.

    Breaking news: two Venetian restaurants open in Venice

  • "On the one hand these are the worst atrocities I've seen anywhere in the world-the sexual violence, the torture, the number of women being violated, the complete impunity, an indifferent international community, an ineffective UN, a failed Congolese government."

    Marianne Schnall: Turning Pain to Power

  • These are also the banks that are the largest credit card issuers in the world-the outfits that raise your rates to 39% if you are a day late and hit you with all kinds of fees that can be enforced through unilateral loan agreement modifications.

    Campaign Finance Is Just Another Term for Bribery

  • How fortunate for the criminal enterprise that this government has become so surreptitious that its citizens are mesmerized by fictitious mob bosses rather than the murderous racketeers that that actually run the world-the world of most Americans-the one they imagine is hermetically sealed by the "rule of law."

    DYSFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY

  • Back in the 1980s, Boone, the diminutive, raven-haired gallery owner with a turned-up nose right off those old "Draw me and win a scholarship" matchbook covers, practically invented today's contemporary art world-the moneyed, fashion-conscious and entertaining one that replaced the old, grungy, hermetic one.

    Arts Extra: Color Me Cool

  • No matter how well they come off on other issues, reasonable people shouldn't vote for man or mouse that's blind to one of the two biggest problems facing our world-the other being nuclear proliferation.

    See How They Run... for Sen. Frist's Seat

  • No matter how well they come off on other issues, reasonable people shouldn\'t vote for man or mouse that\'s blind to one of the two biggest problems facing our world-the other being nuclear proliferation. '

    See How They Run... for Sen. Frist's Seat

  • Rather, it was the intimacy of imagining those ordinary acts that 9/11's victims must have performed in the hours before they were killed, the daily routines that constitute life in our modern world-the boarding of a plane, the jostling as we exit a commuter train, grabbing coffee and the morning paper at a newsstand, making small talk on the elevator.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • The Nazi "order," however, was a pretense at balance, a simplified imposition on a complex world-the kind of action which always brought the most destruction.

    The Dreamthief's Daughter

  • The square represented the veil separating the outer circle of the spirit world-the underworld, the world of the dead - from the inner circle, which depicted the limits of the world of life.

    Soul of the Fire

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