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India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off Citizens’ List

India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off Citizens’ List

Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh. Resentment against illegal immigrants has simmered for years in Assam, one of India’s poorest states, with residents blaming outsiders, many said […]

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word — a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience and psychology, the more it appears that much of human social and economic life, not to mention individual health, fundamentally relies on it. Which makes the rise of inequality — something that threatens empathy — all the more […]