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The heroes of the Spanish Embassy in Nazi Budapest

monográfico · La Razón y la Emoción en Política The heroes of the Spanish Embassy in Nazi Budapest Arcadi Espada      Part One In John Ford’s film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) becomes an archetypal hero for shooting and killing Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin), the paid stooge of the […]

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Paris Climate Treaty

  monographic · Emotion and Reason in Politics– The Skeptical Razor Paris Climate Treaty Bjørn Lomborg   There is much to criticize in President Trump’s announcement cancelling U.S. involvement in the planet’s only real climate policy, the Paris Treaty. Trump failed to acknowledge that global warming is real. He was wrong to claim China and India […]

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José Miguel Mulet

monograph · The Skeptical Razor Pseudoscience in the European food regulations José Miguel Mulet     Food production is the main limitation for development. Nowadays Europe imports about 35% of the food that requires and this tendency is increasing in recent years.EU agricultural policy is strongly supporting practices such as organic farming and impeding the development […]

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Jean Bricmont

monográfico · La navaja escéptica   On War and War Propaganda Jean Bricmont   All wars need preparatory war propaganda and usually are justified by lies and gross exaggeration. Sometimes major wars can be averted, sometimes not. The Cuban missile crisis is an example of the first category, the Tonkin Gulf incident an example of the […]

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A Sentimental Democracy?

A Sentimental Democracy? Manuel Arias-Maldonado  Ever since the Enlightenment introduced its program for the reeducation of the human species, we had grown accustomed to think that emotions would see their social role gradually diminished as modernization and rationalization advanced. Hence the fearful representation of the future that can be discerned in those cinematic and literary […]

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Brian D. Earp and Rebecca Steinfeld

Gender and Genital Cutting: A New Paradigm         Abstract Moral and legal opposition to the non-therapeutic cutting of children’s genitals has traditionally focused on female children. In recent years, however, a growing movement of scholars, activists, and individuals affected by childhood genital cutting have argued that all children, regardless of sex or […]

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Nicola Graham-Kevan

The Gendered Perspective of Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence: A Review of the Evidence       The gender perspective of domestic violence between intimate partners (subsequently termed ‘domestic violence’ in this article) largely views domestic violence as a problem of men’s violence towards women. This approach is apparent within the EU as evidenced by surveys […]

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Adolf Tobeña – Unequals

Unequals               Some prominent words enclose and spread a myth, while carrying a great potential for confusion. “Equality” is one of them. Its pedigree and status at the ladder of political values is incontestable, especially since the Enlightenment elevated it to the Trinity of republican principles, as one of […]

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Benjamin Hine

Challenging the Gendered Discourse of Domestic Violence: Comments on the Istanbul Convention   The Istanbul Convention (Council of Europe, 2017) is arguably a landmark policy, designed to tackle domestic violence across the continent. At present this has been signed by 44 members of the European Council, and has subsequently been ratified in 22 of those […]

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Steve Stewart-Williams

The Science of Human Sex Differences: Implications for Policy on Gender Equity     Gender equity is one of the most widely discussed and hotly contested political issues of our time. Of the many topics which fall under the gender equity banner, three have attracted the lion’s share of attention. First, men are overrepresented in […]

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