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  • Negotiating the EU’s Future on Even Ground

    From its very inception, the European Union has depended on the alliance between France and Germany. The bloc’s predecessor, the European Economic Community, formed with the principal goal of binding the two countries together so closely that another war on the Continent would be impossible. And from the 1950s on, a tacit agreement underlay their ...

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  • Back to Basics: Signage

    Back to Basics: Signage Signs are so widespread we hardly notice them. That is until we’re looking for one and then we only note that in passing. We don’t realize their effect on us, which is one reason why they’re so effective. However, it is precisely because they are so commonplace that many merchants take them for granted. Obviously, most small busi...

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  • Globalism in the Eyes of Two Beholders

    The world over, the topic of globalism rarely fails to elicit a strongly held opinion. At its extreme in Europe, the march of globalization is accepted as a near-inevitability: In that view, it is no longer merely a path that should be taken, but the inexorable destination of humanity. As such, there is little room for assessing, much less underst...

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