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AUGUST 2020 | NO 2008

EUROPE

The tyranny of the meritocracy

The most educated rule us all and pass on their privileges to their children | PIERRE RIMBERT ▶ p4

AFRICA

Artefacts that need to go back home

European museums and collectors are still reluctant to return African art | PHILIPPE BAQUÉ ▶ p8

SOUTH AMERICA

Bolivia’s water dries and its ice melts

As glaciers disappear, the cities will face regular and extreme droughts | CÉDRIC GOUVERNEUR ▶ p10

MIDDLE EAST

No borders for media with shared language What began as rulers’ messaging is region-wide communication now | ARTHUR ASSERAF ▶ p12

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The defective US health system Just who does it really help? thomas frank ▶ p2

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