Michail Vamvakouris

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

Putin's Diplomatic Solution In Syria Could Easily End In Armed Invasion

The world celebrated the brilliance of Putin's political calculus when he jumped on a possible mistake from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to force the U.S. to stand down on cruise missile strikes.<p>Kerry had (some say inadvertently) hypothesized that Syria could avoid strikes by turning over its …

The Right’s Sickening Syria Spin

I don’t know about you, but I’m not very interested in being lectured that Bashar al-Assad has no real intention of giving up his chemical weapons by …

Up to Speed: 4 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Russia Agreement

In the coming days, the Syrian government is supposed to provide an accounting to the United Nations of its chemical weapons program. The declaration …

The Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal Is Nothing More Than A Face-Saving Stalling Tactic

This move allows the U.S. to save face, and it has at least temporarily postponed a U.S. military attack on Syria. But the Syria problem is obviously far from solved.<p>In all likelihood, the complete removal and destruction of chemical weapons is a pipe dream.<p>In the agreement framework provided by …