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Everything You Need to Know About the Massive Paradise Papers Leak

13.4 million documents were leaked that expose offshore banking activities of more than 120 politicians worldwide.<p>A vast new trove of 13.4 million leaked documents dubbed the Paradise Papers have been published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) exposing the …

Nobody listened to Luther at first. That's why he succeeded.

A simplified version of the Reformation that many people hold in their heads typically goes something like this: Disgusted by the corrupt sale of …

Claiming that academics aren't engaging with the public is wrongheaded (essay)

Claiming that academics are failing to engage with the general public is intellectual laziness at best and anti-intellectual posturing at worst, …

The Dangerous Trend Threatening the Future of the Nation-State

Photo: ShutterstockWhen the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published his bestseller <i>The Disuniting of America</i> in 1991, he didn’t seriously …

The Unthinkable (Twenty-First Century Versions)

Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com<p>Once upon a time, long ago in another universe, the end of the world was left in the hands of the gods, not human beings. Today, however, humanity, in its curious ingenuity, has managed to come up with two ways of destroying itself, as well as the very habitat that …

The Cuban Missile Crisis at 55

James G. Blight and Janet M. LangThe bullshit, the truth… and Trump.The post The Cuban Missile Crisis at 55 appeared first on The Nation.

Why the US can't afford to lose Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq's future stability and US regional interests depend on Iraqi Kurdistan.<p>US relations with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq took a major blow in recent weeks. In the aftermath of the Kurdish referendum for independence, Iraq's security forces, alongside the Shia militias of the Popular Mobilisation …

Why Aren't There More New Countries?

Catalonia and Kurdistan show demands for self-determination aren’t enough.<p>What is a country? Is it a place like the United States that is recognized by all other countries and is a member of the United Nations? Is it, like Kosovo, a place that is recognized by most of the world’s powers but isn’t a …

Geopolitics

Whatever happens in Catalonia, its anger with Spain is a sign of things to come

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>Confusion is still the order of the day in Catalonia.</b> The region's standoff with Madrid could reach a …

The League of Nations

From 1920 to 1946 The League of Nations Attempted to Maintain Global Peace<p>The League of Nations was an international organization that existed …

The Foreign-Policy World Is in Disarray

By: David Gordon <b><br>A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order<br>by Richard Haass<br>Penguin Press, 2017</b>Richard Haass is a …

What Is a Nation in the 21st Century?

LONDON — The recent independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia, and the predictable heavy-handed responses from the central governments in Baghdad and Madrid, have raised many questions — a catechism without answers — on the meaning of nationhood in the 21st century. What is a …

Anatomy of the Brain: Your Cerebrum

Cerebrum Governs Your Higher Functions<p>The cerebrum, also known as the telencephalon, is the largest and most highly developed part of your brain. It …

Sadly, no school can teach true grit

There’s no point in devoting special lessons to moral virtues<p>I am currently wrestling with a dilemma. I have agreed to contribute to a panel discussion on character education at University College London, and while I generally applaud schools that try to inculcate qualities like perseverance, …

American students should be encouraged to study abroad in stable countries in the Middle East and North Africa (essay)

Rather than withdraw from the Middle East and North Africa, colleges should encourage American students to study abroad in stable countries within …

Oxford's <strong>Very Short Introductions</strong> series taps into a very old human desire to know everything. Eight million copies have been sold to readers who yearn for mastery

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series taps into a very old human desire to know everything. Eight million copies have been sold to readers who …

German Verbs with Prepositions 1 - German Lesson

Capitalization in German 2<p>Regeln: Groß- und Kleinschreibung<p><b>German Capitalization Rules with Examples</b><i><br>Comparing English and German Rules</i><p>In most cases …

How the Catalan crisis could send shockwaves across Europe

The battle for Catalonia just got personal. Until now the main protagonists, Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president, and Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, have avoided a head-on clash. All that changed at the weekend after the Madrid government decided to impose direct rule. Within minutes, …

Europe

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

How the British Fooled the Germans — With Cubist Paintings

The man was no fan of the modern stuff. Despite being a very successful artist, Norman Wilkinson rejected the bold, contrasting colors and aggressive …

Why we still need to study the humanities in a STEM world

It is common to hear today, in the era of big data and STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — that liberal arts degrees are, well, relatively worthless. What is someone with a degree in English literature going to do with it, besides teach?<p>The question isn’t new. A decade ago, a …

Humanities

Oil Edges Higher on Geopolitical Tensions

Oil prices fell for a second consecutive day Friday, coming off a three-week high earlier in the week, as investors considered the potential impact of ongoing geopolitical risks on global oil supply.<p>Brent crude, the global benchmark, fell nearly 1%, to $56.67 a barrel on London's Intercontinental …

Oil

“A colossal miscalculation”: why the Kurds’ independence bid might lead to civil war in Iraq

America’s allies are shooting at each other. It could get much worse.<p>America’s two main allies in the fight against ISIS in Iraq are now in a shooting war with each other over control of an oil-rich city — a fight that has the potential to throw Iraq into chaos and possibly even full-scale civil …

The Other End of the Stethoscope

I receive a call from my father. His voice heavy and calm, he says my name as I pick up the phone. Am I someplace where I can talk? There is news, …

Want your child to be an engineer? Give them a falcon or go stargazing

A childhood brush with beekeeping, a foray into falconry or a fossil-hunting trip could inspire a new generation of much-needed engineers, scientists and mathematicians, new research suggests.<p>Schools are being urged to consider introducing children to a hobby related to science, technology, …

Education

Why Are We Still Assigning Homework? #IMMOOC

I went to a workshop recently and we got assigned “pre-work”, which is just another way to say homework for adults. Right before the workshop started …

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

At the end of every summer, scientist Li Zhongqin takes his seasonal hike near the top of a glacier in the Tianshan mountains in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang.<p>Li scrambles over a frozen ridge and heads toward a lone pole wedged in the ice. Clouds emerge from a peak above and quickly …

Global Warming

Tone (In Writing) Definition and Examples

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>In composition, <i>tone</i> is the expression of a writer's attitude toward subject, audience, and self.<p>Tone is …

A Brief History of China: Qin Dynasty

In Short<p><b>Dates:</b> 221-206 BC<p><b>Capital:</b> Xianyang<p><b>Notable People:</b> Qin Shi Huang, Li Si, Zhao Gao<p>The Rise and Fall<p>Before 221 BC, China was little more than a …

China

6 Ways to Get Hooked on Exercising

We all know how important exercising is for our health, but for some of us, maintaining a consistent fitness routine can be elusive. One key to …