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Be nice to the price—be very nice to the price

In Quebec, there were major demonstrations in response to the Charest government’s attempt to raise university tuition.

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If Americans have learned anything from their well-intentioned, costly efforts in the unforgiving lands of Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that democratic elections do not ensure freedom. Nor do democratic elections necessarily promote stability.

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Time magazine’s Person of the Year has been an annual tradition since 1927. Winners have been peacemakers (Gandhi and Martin Luther King) and warmongers (Hitler), heroes (Churchill) and villains (Stalin), liberators (Eisenhower) and dictators (Khomeini), moguls (Ted Turner), machines (the personal computer), pop stars (Bono), and politicians (Bill Clinton).