"If you want to know your state of health, get a good diagnosis, instead of being afraid of the medicine."

 "Both fake news and humor employ verisimilitude to make it appear that the event, person, or thing they describe is as real as possible."

"What these critics missed is that geopolitics trumps geography, that while geography is fixed,  geopolitics is not"

Government programs and policies often have hidden, unanticipated, or unintended consequences beyond what the interventions were originally intended for.

Moralists tend to raise ethical standards when their political enemies are concerned, but disregard them when it is their allies’ turn.

 There is an essential and legal difference between Customers and Guests

"To monitor service quality, a survey needs to be undertaken which should also include those of health, education, social protection, housing, and disaster response."

The era of post-truth has ushered in alternative facts and fake news which tend to destabilize the polity and erode trust in institutions.