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Two thousand people murdered, a half million left homeless—that’s the bottom line following a week of horrendous terrorist violence in Kyrgyzstan. The nation has given both the United States and the Russian Federation air bases on its soil, but are Obama and Medvedev prepared to do anything to help their ally? That’s one question that will face the two presidents when they hold their White House summit next week. At CNN, together with former Kyrgyz ambassador Baktybek Abdrisaev, I furnish a checklist of things that Russia and America could do together to help resolve this security crisis.
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In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”