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Does the Catalonian crisis signal the end of the nation state?

MCGARVEY: Across the globe, a deep and growing frustration with the nationalist status quo is driving regional politics

Hefner, Weinstein and the tawdry, damaging world of modern sex

The personal price for satisfaction for the Playboy founder and his disciples, but extremely high for society

Whether we like it or not, the world is changing

MURPHY: Some of the comfortable assumptions we have been living under are under increasing pressure

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide

Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

The decline of the American Republic

MCGARVEY (Troy Media) The collapse of Ancient Rome sent the Western world into centuries of darkness. Let’s hope it isn’t happening again

The peculiar cult of Che Guevara

MURPHY (Troy Media) Guevara’s primary political instinct was totalitarian, with a propensity to violence

A respectful protest turns into political football

MCEWAN (Troy Media) If NFL owners cave in to public pressure and ban taking a knee, they will only be seen as kneeling to Trump

$45,000 bottle of Scotch whisky has decades-long gestation

MICALLEF (Troy Media) Cask 121 was filled the same day that Churchill, Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Eisenhower met at the Casablanca Conference in Morocco

Is Europe at a crossroads?

MICALLEF (Troy Media) The next few years will determine whether Europe’s current problems represent bumps in the road or a fundamental turning point in its grand vision

The new digital economy will force a tax revolution

MCGARVEY (Troy Media) The industrial-era tax system is quickly becoming obsolete