Iraq and Syria: What's this war really about? "An existential struggle is taking place in the Arab world today. But is it ours or is it theirs? Before we step up military action in Iraq and Syria, that's the question that needs answering." (Thomas Friedman)
The calculus of contagion "In the battle against disease, the difference between a raging epidemic and a passing fever comes down to a single number."
Peephole to power "In the wall of prime minister Bob Hawke’s office in the old Parliament House there was a tiny hole, about the size of a thumbnail. It was a peephole."
Why I hope to die at 75 "Doubtless, death is a loss. But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss."
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