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On the Mark: Germany Draws with Spain, Mexico in Dire Straits

By MARK LORENZANA In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany failed to advance to the knockout stage, thanks — or no thanks, depending on whose perspective it is — in large part to an inspired first game by the Mexican National Team. Mexican winger Hirving “Chucky” Lozano’s lone goal back then, against Germany, four years ago, was enough to give

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On the Mark: Messi, Ronaldo Confirm 2022 Qatar World Cup as Their Last

By MARK LORENZANA Superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are winding down their legendary soccer careers, which includes — perhaps, more importantly — being the unofficial torchbearers of the beautiful game, and this upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is the last time they will lace up their cleats to play for their respective countries, Argentina and Portugal. The

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Premeditated Evil

OPINION By ENRIQUE KRUAZE  The great Hungarian theoretician György Lukács was a member of the intellectual circle of German socialist Max Weber and was therefore well aware of the famous reflection of the master: “Whoever seeks the salvation of his soul and that of others must not do so through the path of politics, whose tasks, which are very opposed

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Political Redeemers and their Followers

OPINION By ENRIQUE KRAUZE Enlightened leaders always tend to self-proclaim their moral superiority, and throughout history, the consequences of this delusion have been terrible. In his 1919 conference “Politics as a Vocation,” German socialist Max Weber pointed out the similarity between the revolutionaries of his time and the millenarian sects of the 17th century that had announced the imminent arrival

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