Recommendation 1 from ‘The Spectator’

Article Name:Assad now has the enemy he wants

By: Paul Woord

An article based on the on-going Syrian Crises. Read to know more about what is happening in this war-torn nation.

Summary:

The crises in Syria has been one brutal battle that seems to have no immediate end. Against such a backdrop, this article explores the recent developments in Syria and how the demograph of the battle is changing. This is an informative read and you should look up the Syrian Crises in case you have not heard anything about it.

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Learn Words from the article:

Ascendant: Tending or directed upward
Notoriously: To a notorious degree
Bloodthirsty: Marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
Evisceration: Altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value/The act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude.

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:The Snowden files: why the British public should be worried about GCHQ

By: John Lancaster

When the state has specific enemies and knows who they are and the kind of harm they intend, it is welcome to target them to make the rest of our polity safe.

Summary:

This is a fascinating read on a topic we all should have an opinion about: state surveillance and how in the coming years we are going to see greater amounts of it. One line from the article that best illustrates its content is: What this means is that we’re moving towards a new kind of society. Britain is already the most spied on, monitored and surveilled democratic society there has ever been. Read the piece to informed about the way the world works. The article is a little tedious at times, so kindly bear with that.

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Learn Words from the article:

Reassuring: Restoring confidence and relieving anxiety
Proliferation: Growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
Vulnerable: Susceptible to attack
Arduous: Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Earnest: Characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
Malfeasances: Wrongful conduct by a public official

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Independent’

Article Name:In Syria, it’s a case of all or nothing

By: Patrick Cockburn

History teaches us that limited Western intervention can only inflame this complex war and will do nothing to bring peace

Summary:

The Syrian war crises is dominating news all over the world and it is dominating our daily reads section as well. This is an informed read on the situation and puts across both sides of the story. Read closely and try to form your own opinion on the subject.

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Learn Words from the article:

Revulsion: Intense aversion
Exaggerations: The act of making something more noticeable than usual
Propaganda: Information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
Atrocities: The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
Skepticism: Doubt about the truth of something
Swindled: Deprive of by deceit
Bloodcurdling: Extremely alarming

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