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Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. James Marriott in The Timeson thinking of ourselves as open-mindedWhy a closed mind is key to a happy life“Openness to experience is one of the “big five” traits that psychologists…
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September 3, 2020
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How a German and a Syrian experienced the 2015 refugee crisis

By Yannick PASQUET with Pauline CURTET in Munich (AFP)     Aug 30, 2020 in World German Gracia Schuette and Syrian Aeham Ahmad both had their lives changed forever by Angela Merkel's decision in 2015 to leave Germany's doors open to hundreds of thousands of refugees.In August of that year,…
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August 30, 2020
Refugees

Meander/ΜΑΙΑΝΔΡΟΣ

decorative hellenic borderson paper coffee cups on a silver ring I used to wear it feels nationalist now /it was always nationalist actually I would say dawn is fruitynot milky, not goldwhat to do with the lie of ethnicity at dinner T says ‘Greece’ is an invention of the nineteenth…
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August 28, 2020
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Let Hong Kong refugees into the US

It didn’t take long for authoritarianism to arrive in Hong Kong after China took its largest step toward annexing the island territory since the United Kingdom ceded control in 1997. Now, the fear is palpable—citizens are comparing the air of repression to the cultural revolution, and professors are being fired…
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July 30, 2020