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- Economix does its take on the Transpacific Partnership and free trade.
- The Archdiocese of Newark doesn’t have enough money to keep a school open, but it does have funds to build a palatial vacation home.
- Roy Isacowitz criticises Benjamin Netanyahu’s definition of boycott supporters as anti-semites.
- Delphine Minoui sees in Egypt a current, real-life version of “Rhinoceros,” the 1959 play by Eugène Ionesco.
- Soviet cuisine is making a comeback.
- David Gardner on how efforts to pressure the Assad regime in Syria have backfired.
- The suspension of Nigeria’s central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, is likely to cost the country dearly.
- The trial of Wu Guijun, who was accused of disrupting public order during a labour protest in Guangdong, could mark the end of a period of relative tolerance enjoyed by China’s worker movement.
Here are the pieces that got us interested today:
In Russia, the music of Viktor Tsoi, a rock star who died young in 1990, is being played again. That is not just testament to how good it was, writes the FT’s Neil Buckley. With Russians once again protesting on the streets demanding greater democracy, the Tsoi resurgence highlights that history is, in part, repeating itself. Read more