With respect to Erica Komisarâs op-ed âThe Human Cost of the worldâs most famous welfare stateâ (The Nation, July 13) I believe the author has missed the greater point of Swedenâs comprehensive family-leave and childcare policies.
Place Donald Trump, Prayut Chan-o-cha, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg in a room together and they wouldnât agree on many things. That goes for the rest of us too â from football lovers split into rival groups of fans with mutual hatred for each other, to believers in God who kill each other over whose version of the Supreme Being is better.
When the first drug war killing happened in her community, she shrugged it off. She even felt a twinge of hope that the addicts and small-time dealers would learn their lesson, be afraid, and give up their vice.
It is well past midnight as Bahadur Choudhary, a fourth-generation caretaker of Varanasiâs ancient cremation grounds, sprinkles ceremonial butter on huge funeral pyres burning on the banks of the Ganges.
Chinaâs investments in deep-sea ports in Myanmar and Cambodia will provide critical links in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but there are also concerns that they could give China undue economic leverage in the region.