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Guns and the Slog – NYTimes.com

My favorite American heroes are the ones who went for the long slog, even when their cause appeared to be hopeless to the point of ridiculous. Civil rights activists in the 1950s. Generations’ worth of suffragists who trudged around the country collecting signatures on petitions to give women the right …

Life for Comrade Duch, a milestone for international justice | Mark Vlasic | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

A UN-backed Cambodian court’s sentencing of the notorious Khmer Rouge executioner cracks criminals’ culture of impunity As many eyes in the world are turned towards the crisis in Syria, without much notice, Cambodia‘s UN-backed war crimes tribunal ended its first major trial, issuing a life sentence to 69-year-old Kain Guek …

Argentina’s inflation problem: The price of cooking the books | The Economist

An extraordinarily elaborate deception may come back to haunt the government as the economy deteriorates HISTORY has left Argentines with more than their share of economic trauma. Having twice suffered destructive bouts of hyperinflation in the late 1980s, they are sensitive to rising prices. When they spot inflation their instinct …