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October 23, 2014

Misled Democracy Could Jeopardize Hong Kong's Future

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The natural evolution of Western democratic societies could be summed up this way: The first step is to develop the economy and the educational system. The second step is the establishment of a general culture for the citizens and the rule of law. The last step is democratization. If the above order is out of place, a society has to pay a severely heavy price.

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The Ebola Outbreak And The Void Left By The Absence Of Government

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Watch The Harrowing Story Of A Yazidi Woman Fighting Back Against ISIS

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Japan To Send Officials To North Korea Next Week

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Mexico Offers Large Reward As Search For Missing Students Intensifies

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ISIS Fighters Pick Up Weapons Airdropped By U.S.-Led Coalition

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Charge Snowden With Murder, Says Senior U.S. Congressman

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Russian Social Media Site Takes Down 'Miss Hitler' Competition

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American Detainee Released From North Korea

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Iran's President Pledges To Back Iraq Amid Attacks

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Report: Ukraine Used Cluster Munition In Volatile East

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Why Turkey Will Let Iraqi Kurds, But Not Turkish Kurds, Fight ISIS In Syria

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Americans Believe Inequality Is The World's Greatest Threat. People In Other Countries Think Differently

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The Art Of The Umbrella Movement

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