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    - George Bernard Shaw

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    Another long and deadlier game has started. The main clash of the first half of the 21st century will not oppose religions or civilisations. It will oppose liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism, the rule of finance and the rule of the people, humanism and nihilism.

    - Achille Mbembe

     

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    (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area; general; universal

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