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Why Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times

 

Ken Roth in the Human Rights Watch World Report 2015:

ScreenHunter_968 Jan. 31 16.12The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation. The once-heralded Arab Spring has given way almost everywhere to conflict and repression. Islamist extremists commit mass atrocities and threaten civilians throughout the Middle East...

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Introduction to Quantum Computers

 
[Thanks to Farrukh Azfar.]

 
    


This is why they hate us: The truth about the roots of Muslim extremism

 

Sarah Chayes in Salon:

Abd al-Rahman Atiya, killed in a drone strike in 2011, conceded that the 9/11 attacks had been launched because of hatred for some aspects of Western culture, but the main rationale was the U.S. role enabling Arab kleptocracies.

Yes we hate the corruptive...

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Guantánamo Diary

Mark Danner in The New York Times:

DannerOn or about Sept. 11, 2001, American character changed. What Americans had proudly flaunted as “our highest values” were now judged to be luxuries that in a new time of peril the country could ill afford. Justice, and its cardinal principle of innocent...

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RoboCorp: Get ready for companies that run themselves

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David Z Morris in Aeon (Photo by Gallery Stock):

Though retailers and service providers adopted Bitcoin en masse in 2014, financial servicers have been much more cautious. What this means is that there are still very few ways for users to convert Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies into...

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