10 June 2012

Sunday Reads - The Best of Politics, Economics, & Ideas

“My aim is to get to the core of violence in America.... Not just the physical violence against one another but the quiet violence of letting families fall apart, the violence of unemployment, the violence of our educational system, and the violence of segregation and isolation.”
  • Malnutrition and hunger stalks Gandhi family's bastion. (ET)
The Rae Bareli seat in Uttar Pradesh has been a Gandhi family bastion since 1967 when Indira Gandhi first stood for election from there. Sonia Gandhi adopted the constituency in 2004 and was re-elected with a huge majority in 2009. It should, therefore, be one of India's most developed districts. Right? Wrong. 
  • The world economy is in grave danger. A lot depends on one woman. (The Economist)
  • Why the U.S. will never be able to win the arms race with China. (FP)

Sunday Slideshow Special: Photos from the War Zone in Syria, from TIME.

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