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  1. sorethumb

     /  September 14, 2017

    Black Swan Author thinks The Donald is Smart

    • sorethumb

       /  September 14, 2017

      He said globalisation is a winner takes all process whereas Oliver Hartwich called it win-win “all ships rise”. Yeah right.

  2. Blazer

     /  September 14, 2017

    ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’…except those with a hole in them,and drowns those who can’t afford a…boat.

    • sorethumb

       /  September 14, 2017

      “Chinese economy we all know about…
      Chinese government says it’s time to grow offshore…..
      Let’s take a good selection of New Zealands “products” over….
      “We’re all New Zealanders, we all love the country so I think it’s healthy for us to have the debate and make the right decisions for our country…. but hey!…. young people coming through see it as “our planet” rather than “our country”
      Interview on RNZ

  3. sorethumb

     /  September 14, 2017

    Is there a connection between Muslim ‘superdiversity’ and sectarian violence?

    Research on established Muslim communities finds that “the diasporic encounter with other Muslims” is crucial in the development of the religion, since the “experience of meeting other modes of Islamic cultural expression with equally strong claims to validity as one’s own raises questions as to the exclusive legitimacy of any one particular mode”. Mixing with other Muslims can inspire theological debate and has the potential to bear significantly on religious identity and a process of transformation, as Vertovec states. But it can also, as demonstrated by the cases above, lead to sectarianism and violence.
    Which puts the contact theory into perspective. It cuts both ways. Then there’s the conflict theory (houses – Auckland; jobs – driving tourists in buses). Devoy can only achieve so much. In the end she is just an apologist for radicals and vested interests.


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