Cold War

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, embraces Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow (center) during the Nobel Peace Prize's award ceremony on Sunday. Berit Reiss-Andersen, leader of the Nobel Committee, stands to the left.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'

Total nuclear destruction is "only one impulsive tantrum away," this year's Noble Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign. "The threat is...
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Religion Unites Us, Fundamentalism Divides Us

The thing that unites us into an Indian identity, among others, is our shared element of deep-seated religiousness whatever be its outward colour or form. Indians are religious people. Religiousness is in the Indian air. Religiousness as a part of our national consciousness provides, inter alia the unity of commonality underlying the supernatant diversity. That which divides is fanaticism of different varieties.
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How To Tell If You Are A Character In A Le Carré Novel

You are male, English and went to a public school which you hated intensely. If you happen to be a woman, you are either an impoverished, aristocratic brunette with an unsatisfactory father and a yen for saving the world or an arthritic Oxford don with a photographic memory and a past spent in Her Majesty's Secret Service. You are a spymaster. You are probably a "small, frog-like figure in glasses", "an earnest, worried little man" and by appearance "one of London's meek who do not inherit the earth".