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The reverberations of 9/11 two decades later

What began as Israeli intelligence assistance against Al-Qaeda grew into larger cooperation against ISIS • Devastating attacks transformed America’s view of international terrorism • Whether Afghanistan again turns into Sunni terror hub an open question.

ISSUES

Why worry about Critical Race Theory? – Part 1

The recognition of the concept of CRT is less important than the ideas that it embodies. These had taken hold long before CRT was a broadly recognisable idea in South Africa. Already in the 1990s, the notion that white racism was all-pervasive and probably the central challenge to the country’s future had become a powerful one. While overt racism was relentlessly decried (at times legitimately, at times rather opportunistically), intent was no longer necessary for racism to be present. Policy demanded demographic representativity as an end goal.

HEALTH

Putting a ‘cork’ in corona

A novel approach from the Weizmann Institute of Science plugs the opening that the SARS CoV-2 virus uses to attach to cells in the body.

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