What Do You Mean by 'The Media'?

The term “the media” was first used as a singular, collective noun around 100 years ago, meaning “an intervening agency, means, or instrument.” The instrument (or medium) of the time was the printing press.
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A More Dangerous Globalism

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“America first,” thumps Donald Trump. “Britain first,” say the advocates of Brexit. “France first,” crows Marine Le Pen and her National Front. “Russia first,” proclaims Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. With so much emphasis on national sovereignty nowadays, globalization appears doomed....
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Poezia - mbretëri e pavdekshme e shpirtit

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Kur filozofi gjerman Hegeli (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831) në Estetikën e vet i renditi artet për nga thelbi artistik i tyre, muzikën e vuri në krye të vendit. Por, menjëherë pas saj e vendosi poezinë. Llojet e tjera të artit i mori për më pak artistike se dy të parat, ndaj i renditi pas tyre. Sipas filozofit të madh, sa më shumë lëndë të ketë një art, aq më pak artistike është. Muzika është më artistikja ngase lënda e krijimit të saj është tingulli dhe jo materia. Poezia është po kaq artistike, ngase komponenti krijues i saj është, jo materia por fjala. Në rastin e poezisë ajo është fjalë apo shprehje artistike. ...
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The Eurozone is Still Vulnerable

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Meanwhile, the ECB would need to play a different and more distant role than it has. And independent authorities – such as the European Commission or even an entirely new institution – would need to ensure that savings were put to productive use in each country....
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Jürgen Habermas: our European Hegel?

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What is left out in Habermas’s deliberations on Europe is any possibility for political, social or cultural contingencies; the assumption is that things simply get better if not all but then at least most of the time.
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David Rockefeller ( 1915 - 2017)

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“David Rockefeller led an extraordinary life — making an indelible, positive mark on our world as a leader in philanthropy, the arts, business and global affairs,” said Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase.
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Westminster terror attack ...

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Four people, including an armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker, have died in a terrorist incident near the UK's Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.
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The EU’s Road to Rome

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Whatever way Europe goes, the first step is to determine which route it will take. Simply put, Europe must decide whether to collaborate or cooperate. This is what should be on the table.
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A Day in the Country

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In spring, before one is weary of the warmth and the monotonous green of the fields, when everything is fresh and full of fragrance, who would not want to hear about the golden may-beetles, about the cranes, about the gurgling streams, and the corn mounting into ear?
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Voluntarizmi i Nietzsche-s si pohim i jetës

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Vullnetit ka filluar të trajtohet në mënyrë metafizike qysh nga sofisti Kalikle, i cili, është nga të parët që e ka parë vullnetin si esencë të çdo gjëje. Pikëpamja se vullneti është parësor mbi çdo sferë të jetës, duke e determinuar njeriun në veprimtarit e racionalizmit, intelektualizmit dhe emocionalizmit...
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The World Happiness Report and the ONS study aren’t readily comparable – the questions are different and the two studies cover a slightly different range of years – but such a marked disparity raises the possibility that how happy you say you are depends on who’s asking.
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Robotization Without Taxation?

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A moderate tax on robots, even a temporary tax that merely slows the adoption of disruptive technology, seems a natural component of a policy to address rising inequality. Revenue could be targeted toward wage insurance, to help people replaced by new technology ...
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The Geopolitics of Environmental Challenges

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The crises engulfing the modern world are complex. But one thing is clear: the environment is connected to all of them. Solutions will mean little without a healthy world in which to implement them.
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The Uberfication of teaching

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We have to be extremely careful about what we think education is for, and who we allow to provide it, because at the moment I believe we are heading in a potentially catastrophic direction.
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Addicted to Dollars

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And yet global finance has not mirrored this shift in balance from the advanced to the emerging. The post-war Bretton Woods arrangements institutionalized the role of the US dollar as the main reserve currency...
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Panairi i Turizmit, Shtutgart!

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Shqipëria merr pjesë për herë të parë në një panair ndërkombëtar turizmi me statusin e veçantë si ‘Vend Partner’.
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