Friday 10 December
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10 December 2021
We discuss whether Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy can advance Washington’s anti-authoritarian agenda and whether farmers’ protests in India were successful. Plus: could Swiss national service one day be mandatory for both men and women?
10 December 2021
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