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Saskia Sassen

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Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen (Columbia University, www.columbia.edu/~sjs2/) blogs on finance for the Huffington Post, and regularly contributes to OpenDemocracy.net. Her latest book is Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton 2009).


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In refusing to block the extradition of terror suspects to the US, the European Court for Human Rights has condoned a brutal regimen of long-term solitary confinement.

In a capitalist economy, the government needs channels to use taxpayers' money to work on social needs, needs that cannot easily be met through market mechanisms.

A deeply disturbing development that has been buried under the debris of
war talk is the fact that since 1998, in a major historical reversal,
most of the deaths and injuries from terrorism hav