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Seven lessons and one resolution for 2021

The year 2020 has tried to teach us many lessons (though we took away some of the wrong ones); here are the seven that stuck with me, and the one resolution they suggest for 2021.   1. Technology: Give it a Go – Fighting a virus is no game…

Cinquanta sfumature di impero

A prima vista, analizzare il concetto di sovranità cinese sembra un compito facile. Il copione è il seguente: la Cina, paese non occidentale, ha subìto l’imposizione del concetto di sovranità e delle norme internazionali dell’Occidente…

Waste is a terrible thing to mind

Several years ago, Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to “KFC”, jettisoning the word “fried”, which had come to read like an advertisement for arteriosclerosis. Not long after, British Petroleum changed its name to “BP”, avoiding clear…