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Out with the substance, in with the shallow

Edward Gibbon, in his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, summed up his many exhaustive volumes by diagnosing late-empire Rome with an illness of its civic virtue. Civis Romanus stopped caring about its place in society, about … Continue reading

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Qadhafi’s Celebrity Whores

Mariah Carey. Usher. Beyoncé. Nelly Furtado. Enrique Iglesias. These are some of the “stars” who took millions of dollars from Libya’s Muammar al-Qadhafi and his sons to perform at various private performances, including a 2008 New Year’s Eve party on … Continue reading

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