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Culture

An argument for (more) open borders

Who we are is less about what we say, than about what we do — who we include and exclude, who we tolerate. Chandran Kukathas, head of government at the London School of Economics, argues in the wake of anti-immigrant sentiments in the United States and Europe, these "free" societies could and should do better about walking the talk.

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Conflict & Justice

Massive protests in Egypt

Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Egypt and the Palestinians

For years the Arab world was inspired by scenes of the Palestinian intifada. But now many in the West Bank say it's unlikely that Palestinians will be inspired to protest by the waves of unrest sweeping the Arab world. Daniel Estrin reports from Ramalla

Conflict & Justice

Europe slow to react

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt

Global Politics

The Italian Obama

Nancy Greenleese profiles Italian leftist politician Nichi Vendola. His appeal to young voters has earned him the nickname of 'Italy's Obama'.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

The protests in Egypt are focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood. It has Egypt's largest grassroots network and is linked with other Islamist movements. Host Marco Werman finds out more about their plans from former spokesman Kamal el-Halbawy.