- The mind boggles. Sure, USIP is not immune from criticism, but this is sheer intellectual vandalism.
- "The very move towards more representative governance will raise huge popular hopes of socio-economic improvement, many of which will be impossible to fulfil. In addition, we see few (if any) circumstances in which an Israeli government of any conceivable stripe would seriously entertain a just settlement for the Palestinians."
- "our legislators seem to have no understanding of the principles of the rule of law and democracy that require that minorities should have judicial protection against the will of the majority as expressed through the legislature."
- "They have the country half destroyed, and I think if they got in for another term they would totally destroy it!"
- 'Can you believe that "in Hosni Mubarak's Egypt," private wealth translates into great political power and vice-versa? What is it like, wonders the curious and concerned [New York] Times reader, to live in a country like that? No wonder there's an uprising.'
- "The Ring of Steel", free with tomorrow's Observer, was one of the best Who audios I listened to last year. And I have been eagerly anticipating "The Hounds of Artemis", free with today's Guardian.
- This week's "Métro, Tram and Bus strike in Brussels was provoked by… a Métro driver punching a customer. Seriously."
- When the TARDIS materializes in a familiar junkyard in the 1960s, the Doctor and Steven are soon embroiled in a mystery in the City of London. Who are the mysterious bowler-hatted businessmen with their deadly umbrellas? And what secret is young Oliver Harper desperately trying to conceal? Contracts have been signed. A deal is in place. And the Doctor discovers that perhaps not even he can stop a terrible business...
- Many years ago, the vast space parasite Axos attempted to suck the planet Earth of its energy. Now it’s all but forgotten – a dried-up husk, marooned in orbit, still stuck in the time loop it was placed in by Earth’s defender, the Doctor. Forgotten, that is, except by space tourism billionaire Campbell Irons – who’s hatched a plan to solve the world’s energy crisis by reviving Axos, and transmitting its power back to Earth. But the crew of the spaceship Windermere aren’t alone aboard the parasite. The Doctor has returned, to correct an error of decades past… And Axos is waiting.
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