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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 8th May 1846 – American forces led by Zachary Taylor defeat


This Week in History is a new weekly feature recalling memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. May 7th 1945 – Germany surrenders, ending Second

The future under EWC


Much of the ‘land reform’ expropriation debate relies on hypotheticals or predictions – but in the last quarter of 2019 I had a glimpse of

Killing of Qasem Soleimani might open the door to peace


On 4 January, the world awoke to news that Qasem Soleimani, an important Iranian military commander, had been killed in an American Reaper drone strike

Greta, the children’s crusader


In the early spring of 1212 crusading fever was sweeping Europe. Many speculated (as they always did) that the return of Christ was imminent and

China and its challenge to Western liberal thought


The rise of Asia’s economies since the 1980s delivers an ideological challenge few Western thinkers have been willing to acknowledge, despite the moral imperative of

The coalition temptation, and the perils


The good governance brand of the Democratic Alliance (DA) is vulnerable to the compromises that come with coalition politics, the Johannesburg experience shows. The Institute