In need of our own Baron Haussmann

May 15, 2011
MK Aaref
In need of our own Baron Haussmann

The city of Paris always had a major fascination for me from an early age. Those customary pictures of my parents in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc D’Triomphe, it was always a city of Titans for me….no ‘gullies’, broad boulevards, monuments galore, a city of astronomical delights and also the city...
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Our ‘Yellow Dog’ jingoism

April 20, 2011
MK Aaref
Our ‘Yellow Dog’ jingoism

Years ago, as a student in the US, I came across a table in a convention…they were called ‘Yellow Dog Democrats’. Some elderly patrons even had pins with yellow dogs on it. Somewhat baffled, I finally asked what it was all about. They said they were the most ardent followers of the Democratic Party...
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