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Is America a ‘failing state’? How a superpower has been brought to the brink

Picture: AAP/EPA/Albert Halim After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a sense history had ended, and that the United States represented a supreme...

We live in a world of upheaval. So why aren’t today’s protests leading to revolutions?

Today’s protests are driven more by anger over social and economic inequity than deep-seated grievances against a regime. Orlando Barria/EPA We live in a...