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How Should We Mark The Brics In Terms Of Artistic Expression?

Leaders raise their arms together during the group picture for the BRICS 2012 Summit in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das).

First published on 07.08.2012. There is an ongoing debate about the logic of using acronyms for clustering ascendant or rising states. The BRICS – a concept originally formulated by Goldman Sachs as BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and translated

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Yao Ming A Sign Of Future Possibilities?

Yao Ming during his charity gala. (

First published on 17.01.2011. This blog introduces two very different themes about celebrity activism. The first theme concerns the role (or arguably the non-role) of sports celebrities as pivotal activists. Although some sports celebrities do involve themselves in causes there

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