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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Is Europe Wrong? Or Are We? (National Review)

National Review title: Is Europe Wrong? Or Are We?NR subtitle: European countries aren’t vaccinating their five-year-olds, and they’re taking off the masks.By: Michael Brendan DoughertyDate: 22 October 2021 "The United States is weeks away from rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as five. And yet, even after it is rolled...

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Why is a viral disease still on WHO’s A list?

Israeli top doctors view the coronavirus as a viral disease rather than a pandemic, which makes sense with 2,209 deaths (0,024%) on a population of 9,197,590 (source). Haaretz, 17 October: “My impression is that - if 1 is only a flu and 10 is a colossal disaster - we’re between 2 and 3, at most. Ultimately, this is a viral disease, so there is a movement...

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A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean (WaPo)

Washington Post title: A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean By: Ishaan Tharoor Date: 10 August 2020 "A hundred years ago, French, British and Italian officials convened in a famous porcelain factory southwest of Paris to carve up the Ottoman Empire. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed Aug. 10, 1920, concluded months of fitful negotiations among the victors of...

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US is a mess but China isn’t the solution: Niall Ferguson (Nikkei Asian Review)

Nikkei Asian Review title: US is a mess but China isn't the solution: Niall Ferguson Nikkei Asian Review subtitle: Coronavirus exposes failure of superpowers, success of small 'paranoid' states Date: 21 May 2020 "NEW YORK -- Despite growing speculation that China will emerge as the leading superpower in the post-pandemic world, both Beijing and Washington made big...

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Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution (Atlantic)

Atlantic title: Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution Atlantic subtitle: People of both parties seem rather okay with undermining core civil liberties in order to fight the pandemic. Authors: Adam Chilton, Kevin Cope, Charles Crabtree and Mila Versteeg Date: 25 March 2020 "Countries are taking extraordinary measures to slow...

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Old grudges against Persia Iran

One of my favourite movies is Kingdom of Heaven (IMDb), albeit for different reasons than you might expect. The movie shows several historic events besides the Crusades: the weakening of the Sasanian Empire of Iran (Persia), the rise of Islam, and the fall of the Golden Age of Islam. This 2005 movie changed my perspective on that region. Wiki:...

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