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The End of Memory: Understanding the Spread Alzheimer’s

End of Memory

by Jay Ingram Chapter 10 – A Deadly Progression The prospect of slowing, interrupting or even stopping the disease seems daunting, but there might be a window of opportunity: How does the spread of the disease actually take place? Is

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Who is Israel? How the National Character of Israeli Shapes our World

The Israeli Mind; Who is Israel?

by Alon Gratch War, Peace and other Cycles of Change Perhaps the best metaphor for change and how Israelis are affected by it was provided by the second Palestinian intifada (2000–2005), during certain periods of which suicide bombings took place

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Putinism: Russia and its Future with the West


by Walter Laqueur It is common knowledge that relations between America and Russia have deteriorated very much. A debate is now under way in Washington what US policy towards Russia should be. When President Obama was elected he made it

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Bulls Before Breakfast: The Pamplona Bull Run

Pamplona Bull Run - Bulls Before Breakfast - San Fermin

by Peter N. Milligan I run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, in the summertime with my adoptive brother Ari at the famous San Fermín fiesta. After I come home, I deliver eight or nine pairs of white pants for

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Guarding Fidel Castro: His Double Life and Infidelity

Juan Reinaldo Sanchez Shaking Fidel Castro's Hand

by Juan Reinaldo Sanchez THE CASTRO DYNASTY There is nothing ordinary about Fidel Castro. He is unique, special, and different. One thing in particular, among all the others, marks him out from all his compatriots: he cannot dance the salsa!

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