Trump’s Method, Our Madness

Joel Whitebook (Daily News) Sometimes, when psychoanalysts begin treatment with a new patient, they quickly find themselves feeling that they can’t make sense of what is going on. The patient’s statements and behaviour simply don’t add up, and the flurry of dissociated statements and actions can quickly begin to produce something like a disorienting fog. … Continue reading

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Needed: A memorial at Meethotamulla

Island Editorial Japan is a predominantly Buddhist country and most of her people believe in nirvana. The generous Japanese taxpayers can rest assured that they will definitely attain the supreme bliss someday. (Non-Buddhists among them will go straight to heaven!) For, they have acquired enough merit all these years by helping the hapless Sri Lankans, … Continue reading

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The French Kiss of Death

African and Middle Eastern refugee flow created huge crises in Europe ISIS strategically managed to draw US into a war against them In France, in the aftermath of the lone wolf attack at the Champs-Élysées, the Ultra Right French Nationalist Party candidate Marine Le Pen said if she becomes president, she will close down all … Continue reading

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Ending Ragging in Sri Lanka’s Universities

A house, several kilometres away from the Peradeniya University, where students were ragged By Sanjayan Rajasingham (Daily Mirror} It is a familiar cycle. An incident of ragging makes national headlines. Reactions of shock and horror follow: “How could this happen?” “Aren’t these the educated in our society?” and so on. There are calls for legal … Continue reading

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A Bill Clinton for France?

Daily Mirror Editorial  If I was British, I would vote resolutely ‘remain’ because it’s in the U.K.’s interest – Emmanuel Macron If Marine Le Pen feared something worrisome in a run off, it could not have been any worse than this. A dashing 39-year-old centralist, a la Bill Clinton with a proven track record is … Continue reading

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