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Marilia Duffles
Marilia Duffles is a contributor to the Financial Times and the Economist. She has also written for the Globo, Brazil’s leading newspaper.
by | Oct 19, 2015

Just a block away from a recent Kasich campaign event on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., a young veteran sat…

by | Sep 14, 2015

In the mellifluous and colorful ballet Coppélia, a magical inventor named Dr. Coppélius makes a pretty wooden doll so life-like…

by | Dec 1, 2014

There is nothing like watching politicians utter the naked truth. So rare it defies belief. Like Cidinha Campos, the blunt…

by | Aug 28, 2012

Amongst the billions of Homo sapiens scattered across this mysterious planet of ours, there are but a few human princes….

by | Feb 11, 2011

Common sense is 235 years old. Common Sense, that is: The 18th-century pamphlet by the Englishman Thomas Paine that argued…

by | Oct 14, 2009

September 29th, 10:48 a.m. PDT. Seismologists report a substantial earthquake epicentered on the ocean floor 120 miles south of the…

by | Aug 28, 2009

I’m wrestling with my amateur version of a great philosophical paradox: if rudeness is so pervasively commonplace throughout society, does…

by | Apr 27, 2009

I’m full of hope that the surfeit of interest in the recent New York Times piece — the ninth most…

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