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How Hannah Arendt’s classic work on totalitarianism illuminates today’s America

By Jeffrey C. Isaac<p>The rise of right-wing populism in Europe and the United States, accentuated by the election of Donald Trump, has led to growing fears about the possibility of new forms of authoritarianism. In search of insight, many commentators have turned to a book published some 65 years ago …

8 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet

The Indus Valley civilization was one of the most advanced in the world for more than 500 years, with more than a thousand settlements sprawling …

AT&T sales reps accused of scheming to unlock phones

A Southern California company and former cell phone salespeople have been sued by AT&T Mobility for allegedly helping unlock thousands of cell phones so the devices could work on any wireless network.<p>The individuals who had worked for AT&T Mobility, all from cities outside Seattle, allegedly snuck …

Like a Pro: 25 Car-Camping Gear Essentials

I used to be a backcountry camper. I went light. I brought only what I could carry on my back. Now, as the proud father of three Colorado native daughters, ages 2, 5, and 7, I'm ready to embrace my family's full car camping--and glamping--potential.<p>BOULDER, COLORADO -- I used to be a backcountry …

On the Red Couch with Senior Environmental Editor Todd Woody

<i>Journalist Todd Woody has written widely about the environment for over 20 years. From the dot com days to the death of coal, he’s covered what is arguably the biggest story of our time: the life of our planet.</i><p><i>It’s something he thought about early in his career, sitting on a plane, hovering over</i> …