January 3, 2013

The Headlines You'll Be Reading in 2013

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

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We live in an age in which the average consumer expects instant gratification. There is no reason those who are interested in the bigger issues taking place in the world shouldn't have it too. For that reason, we bring to you the top headlines that you will be looking back at when 2013 draws to a close 12 months from now.  Think of it as the year in review, before it happens. Yay: 

 

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, China, Syria

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