The UN & the Future of Palestine | by David Finkel

“YOU CAN’T MAKE this stuff up,” the Prime Minister of Israel lectured the UN General Assembly. Binyamin Netanyahu was referring to the history of Libya under Qaddafi, and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, chairing UN Commissions on Human Rights and Disarmament respectively....

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Lies. damned lies and statistics. It’s a cliché that has been used several times in this column over the years. I have used it because statistical data, especially about employment and the cost of living, can influence attitudes, opinions and policy decisions. As...
No Zunami on the Streets | by Richard Pithouse

No Zunami on the Streets | by Richard Pithouse

There’s no question that the debate, in and around the media, ignited by the ANC’s response to Brett Murray’s painting has been voluminous and intense in equal measure. And there have been important insights and lessons learned amongst the sound and...