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“Europe” is Old and Fading Away

I put “Europe” between inverted commas because it is more than a physical and political region of the world—it is a concept, a culture, an historical memory. It also represents a people. Genetic scientists recognize three major groups of humans: … Continue reading

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Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

I often return to the trove of statistical data on the world’s 242 sovereign states and dependent territories, as detailed online in The World Factbook of the CIA. Here are some conclusions and speculations derived from the data in the chart displayed … Continue reading

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