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Society Is Destroying and Rebuilding Itself for the Networked Age

When the dust settled from last summer’s failed Turkish coup d’etat, where a faction of Turkey’s armed forces attempted an overthrow of the sitting government and President Recap Tayyip Erdogan, a bizarre—yet distinct—signature of our digital age emerged. As The Wall Street Journal points out, “It was the …

Britain at economic and moral crisis point

British society is in crisis. Suicide is now the leading cause of death in men under 45. The Royal Society of Medicine tells us that “relentless cuts” have led to an extra 30,000 deaths. A report to the UN from the Equality and Human Rights Commission noted that …

CM warns of retrograde forces

There are forces today that are trying to take society back to the days when caste biases and intolerance dominated it, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday. He said occasions such as the centenary celebration of ‘Misrabhojanam’ (inter-caste sharing of food against caste discrimination) should strengthen …