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Japan, Inc.’s shaky future

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Curbing hostile takeovers

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The surprising seventies

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A warning to the rich white world

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Everybody’s no. 1 problem

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The romantic generation

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If I were a company president

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Japan tries for a second miracle

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The new European nationalists

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert. Henry Holt. 352 pages. $28.

The extinction symbol is a spare graphic that began to appear on London walls and sidewalks a couple of years ago. It has since become popular enough as an emblem of protest that people display it at environmental rallies. Others tattoo it on their arms. The symbol consists of two triangles inscribed within a circle, like so:

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