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FROM the very beginning of the American experiment, Alexander Hamilton, one of the new country's founders, had serious doubts about democracy. "It is impossible to read the history of the...

[HONG KONG] A low turnout in by-elections in Hong Kong on Sunday raised alarms among the city's pro-democracy camp as its candidates struggled to gain sufficient seats to win back a legislative...

THE NOMINATION of three Hong Kong activists for the Nobel Peace Prize by a group of US congressmen has put the cat among the pigeons. The trio - Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow - much in the...

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ACCORDING to the Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, it is impossible to have full national sovereignty, democracy and globalisation simultaneously. The concept of a "political trilemma of the world...

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SOME people wrote just to say thanks, from Arizona, from all over the country and from abroad, from all across the political map, too. Some wrote to say that they watched the speech with their...