viernes, 26 de agosto de 2016

MercatorNet: Elegy for Amatrice. Transgender rebellion. World Youth Day's up-moment. MercatorNet


One should not compare tragedies, but the one that comes from a clear blue sky, like the earthquake that struck the Italian town of Amatrice two days ago, has a special kind of poignancy. As Chiara Bertolglio writes from Italy, the once beautiful town was full of families, with children and elderly people – those most likely to spend their holidays on the Italian mountains rather than in exotic places. As well as tourists there were also visitors from other parts of Italy who had come for a famous spaghetti festival. Such a charming and homely prospect, but so fragile compared with the "brute force of nature," as Chiara puts it. We offer her reflections as small act of solidarity with the victims and their families.

Carolyn Moynihan

Deputy Editor,


Elegy for Amatrice, struck by earthquake

By Chiara Bertoglio
An Italian grieves for lives lost and treasures ruined.

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Go ahead, ban me, but I’ll never say a man is a woman!

By Carolyn Moynihan
A UK parenting website has to give 'transphobists' a say.

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Wake up and smell the coffee

By José Victor Orón Semper and Daan van Schalkwijk
World Youth Day gives all of us a glimpse of our real priorities.

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After 140 years, Tom Sawyer is still a beloved character

By Jane Fagan
No one captures the heart of a young boy like Mark Twain.

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Can the Pope change Catholic teaching on contraception?

By Sherif Girgis
He won't. Because he can't. And hasn't.

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Thailand’s ageing population

By Marcus Roberts
At the same time, it's working age population is declining.

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Pro-choice puritanism

By Jennifer Roback Morse
That nagging feeling that a woman somewhere doesn’t know abortion is good for her.

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Can we learn from Thucydides’ writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

By Chris Mackie
Cleon, remarkable for the violence of his character, set the pattern for future demagogues.

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Transitioning of children ‘too risky’ say Obama’s own experts ...

By Sheila Liaugminas
... but doctors will be forced to do it anyway.

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