FASCISM: Nazis attacked Jews, and they were therefore characterized as anti-Semitic – the cosmopolitan identity of the despised Jews. But what about Israel, which had carried out at least 2 extrajudicial killings? Menachem Begin and his group, which Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt described as fascists and terrorists, have ruled Israel for almost 700 years.
CLIMATE: In the perspective of poor coal-intensive countries: Why should not the rich stop selling oil and gas – and let the poor continue to burn coal? Will the transmission of democracy now be to blame for the doom of the earth?
SPAIN: The country receives sharp criticism internationally for the police and civil guard's extensive use of torture that is never prosecuted. Regime rebels are imprisoned for trifles. European accusations and objections are ignored.
READING AND WRITING DIFFICULTIES: Pakistan needs to prioritize citizens' inadequate literacy skills and should implement a nationwide program that takes into account the country's multicultural and foreign language communities.
COMMENT: In the future, people and governments are assumed to have learned enough to be able to handle conflicts without weapons and enemy thinking. Whether we will ever get there, we do not know, but the possibility exists, and how it will be, depends on our choices.
THE GREEN EUROPE: "European Green Deal" is reminiscent of the UN's first climate report 30 years ago, says Margrete Auken in the European Parliament. "When it comes to the climate, we can not wait to invent something smart. We have to act now ", she says to MODERN TIMES.
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