Recommendation 1 from ‘LA Times’

Article Name:‘The audacity of democracy’

By: ‘Akhil Reed Amar’

Birth of democracy

Summary:

The article celebrates the 225th anniversary of the birth of democracy, comparing the types of governments back then and now. Revealing how the transformation came about and the people behind it, the writer gives an account of the special elections and how the constitution and democracy came into effect. It concludes by talking about the present status of democracy at the world level, it’s advantages and congratulating the miraculous birth 225 years ago.

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Hinge: A circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
Audacious: Invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Ordained: Fixed or established especially by order or command

Recommendation 2 from ‘Project -Syndicate’

Article Name:‘Libya’s Jihadist Minority’

By: ‘Omar Ashour’

The Brigade in Libya

Summary:

The article talks about the alleged role of the group Ansar al-Shariah Brigade in the recent as well as previous attacks in Libya. It talks about various other such groups and the political scenario in the nation, discussing the outrage over the film insulting Prophet Mohammed. The article also talks about the political parties, armed formations and future challenges that Libya will have to face and how to tackle them.

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Putatively: Believed or reputed to be the case
Adherent: Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Disarmament: Act of reducing or depriving of arms

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Virgins Wanted carries a high price’

By: ‘Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett’

Auctioning virginty

Summary:

The article is about a Brazilian girl Catarina Migliorini, who has sold her virginity for a reportedly a huge sum of money, and discusses the repercussions of this act of her on the society. Migliorini’s justifications for her act are stated and discussed, while talking about her male counterpart and other details of the whole thing. It ends by giving the opinion of another woman on Migliorini’s decision.

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Lithe: Moving and bending with ease
Klaxon: A kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
Flog: Beat severely with a whip or rod

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