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By fstimes On 8 Sep, 2013 At 01:28 PM | Categorized As Columns | With 0 Comments

IN the end, it depends on how you view corruption in high places. I refer here to the curious case of Bo Xilai, the former Chinese political hotshot recently on trial on corruption charges. The climax is likely to end his once glittering political career. There is corruption all over the world. Some have little […]

By fstimes On 3 Aug, 2013 At 09:42 AM | Categorized As Columns | With 0 Comments

HAVING observed two presidential elections in the United States and one in Malawi and voted in three countries, I reckon I am an old pro in this business. I was in the thick of it when Richard Nixon tried to ride out the Watergate scandal in the 1972 presidential election. I was mightily relieved when, […]

By Freestate On 11 Jul, 2013 At 01:01 PM | Categorized As Columns | With 0 Comments

THE Italian attitude towards sex and politics is almost revolutionary, you could say. Supporters of Silvio Berlusconi, the libidinous former prime minister, held a protest outside the court where his trial was going on last week, one of whose posters read: “We are all whores!” With that declaration, they were insisting that their hero was […]