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How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who 'hit a hornets' nest'?

Since his confrontation with Cathy Newman, the Canadian academic’s book has become a bestseller. But his arguments are riddled with ‘pseudo-facts’ and conspiracy theories<p>The Canadian psychology professor and culture warrior Jordan B Peterson could not have hoped for better publicity than his recent …

Social Justice

The young SPD politician who could topple Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz

Meet Kevin Kühnert, the university student who could take down not only his party leader but also the German chancellor. He's the unlikely head of …

Social Democrats

13 Surprisingly Weird Reasons Why Crows And Ravens Are The Best Birds, No Question

They're definitely better than monkeys.<p>We're sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids - such as crows, …

Birds

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

Donald Trump

What It’s Like To Become F. Scott Fitzgerald

Talking with David Hoflin of ‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’<p>The new Amazon Prime series <i>Z: The Beginning of Everything</i> focuses on the life of Zelda Sayre (portrayed by Christina Ricci, who also produced the show), a wild child Southern belle, whose artistic talents were manifold, but who is perhaps …

Literature

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Donald Trump

Realpolitiks will unleash its political crises in February

With the political wreckage of yesteryear still falling from the skies in giant flaming arcs it’s easy to see how a strategy game like Realpolitiks …

PC Gaming

How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap …

Europe

The End of Identity Liberalism

It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly those having trouble incorporating different ethnic groups and faiths, are amazed that we manage to pull it off. Not perfectly, of course, but certainly …

Political Science

Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come?

Just as the fourth industrial revolution in Australia will transform jobs, it will do the same for the welfare system. Universal basic income, targeted cash transfers, negative income tax and a family wage could be ways to guarantee living standards for ordinary people and keep the economy afloat<p>In …

Income Inequality

Scientists develop drug that 'could cure HIV and Aids'

Scientists have developed a drug they hope could lead to a cure for HIV and Aids.<p>Reseachers in Israel have identified a protein they claim can reduce …

Public Health

Why Queer Retellings of Classic Stories Are So Necessary

Queer retellings of stories are a reminder that the classics don't just belong to straight white guys—they belong to the LGBTQ community, too.<p>If it's true that, as Christopher Booker wrote, there are only seven plots reiterated throughout fiction, it should come as no surprise that every year's …

Books

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

'Security Union': The greatest threat to the EU comes from within

The European Commission has hailed progress on its roadmap for a more secure Europe. But while terrorism, migration and Russia have been touted as …

Europe
North Africa

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Does the left have a future?

All over the west, the left is in crisis. It cannot find answers to three urgent problems: the disruptive force of globalisation, the rise of populist nationalism, and the decline of traditional work<p>There is more than one spectre haunting modern Europe: terrorism, the revival of the far right, the …

Universal Basic Income

Angela Merkel tries to reassure the public: 'Germany will remain Germany'

Merkel said in an interview with the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung published Wednesday that her mantra — which has divided opinions in Germany — remains "the right motif for this task."<p>The chancellor acknowledged that it was understandable that the public was worried and had a lot of …

North Africa

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

Finland planning to test the effects of paying a basic income

Finland is pushing ahead with a plan to test the effects of paying a basic income as it seeks to protect state finances and move more people into the labour market.<p>The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, known as Kela, will be responsible for carrying out the experiment that would start in …

Basic Income

Haunting photo of young boy in an Aleppo ambulance captures the plight of children caught in Syrian war

Once again, the haunting image of a little boy has become an emblem of Syria's wartime suffering.<p>But amid a worldwide outpouring of grief and outrage at the sight of Omran Daqneesh — a small, silent, solitary figure, seated bloodied and dazed in the back of an ambulance in his ravaged hometown of …

Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe,” Clinton “neoliberal disaster”

Cornel West, a Sanders appointee for the Democratic Party platform, slammed Hillary, Trump and Obama in an op-ed<p>"I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race," said Cornel West.<p>"This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist …

Middle-class

The GOP screwed themselves: The brilliant gerrymander that gave Republicans the Congress — and created Donald Trump

GOP control of the House is safe until 2021. But it came with a heavy price — an empowered base and Donald Trump<p>Some seven years after celebrating his victory with an exuberant late-night speech in Grant Park, a no longer jubilant Barack Obama—wearier, grayer, even enervated—began the last year of …

Gun Control

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

Economics

7 Camera Apps Better Than the One on Your Phone

You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don’t have to stick with the tool Apple or Google (or …

Eurozone economy finally recovers to pre-crisis levels

The eurozone “defied pessimism” at the start of the year, as the currency bloc’s economic size finally reached a level it last hit in 2008.<p>Euro area GDP rose at a surprisingly strong 0.6pc in the three months to March, according to Eurostat. The pace of growth was twice as strong as that witnessed …

Seattle's progressives see a Sanders win in Washington as a way to send a message to Democrats

When<p>Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign started hiring staff here in February, operatives found they had more of a head start than they expected.<p>Sanders activists, working on their own dime, had been training supporters and running phone banks for months, and they provided the candidate's team …

iOS 9.3 brings international WiFi calling to iPhones on AT&T

If you've been waiting for AT&T's WiFi calling service to start working outside the US, you may want to install iOS 9.3 on your iPhone right now. It won't only bring Night Shift to your device, but also the ability to call from other countries without incurring additional charges. So long as the …

Here's why candidates know they have to appear on 'The View'

That's how Joy Behar explains her return to ABC's daytime talk show "The View." She walked away for two seasons and thought she was done for good, but the lure of the show's open forum and the 2016 election proved too strong.<p>"By the time I left, I had had enough," the 73-year-old comedian told …

Bernie Sanders