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    Writing Off Russia

    Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

    The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the same tongue as the invaders but no longer has anything to say to them?

    about the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

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    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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Free to read

Writing Off Russia

Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the same tongue as the invaders but no longer has anything to say to them?

about the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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NATO’s Next Chapter

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Carl Bildt, Paulina Neuding, Sinan Ülgen, Josep Borrell, Javier Solana, Joschka Fischer

The Alliance’s leaders are preparing to gather for a summit at a critical moment for European security. But even if Turkish opposition to Finland and Sweden’s membership bids can eventually be overcome, is Europe adequately prepared to serve as a capable military partner for NATO?

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Is Sustainable Investing Sustainable?

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Bertrand Badré, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Daniel Litvin, Eva Zabey

Many argue that the boom in environmental, social, and governance investing has given the lie to Milton Friedman’s view that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.” But with financial regulators, activists, and journalists increasingly on the lookout for greenwashing, we asked PS commentators if there is more to the ESG phenomenon than hype.

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