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Glenn Greenwald, the Bane of Their Resistance

A leftist journalist’s bruising crusade against establishment Democrats—and their Russia obsession.<p>Like a man in the first draft of a limerick, Tennys Sandgren is a tennis player from Tennessee. Last winter, after scraping his way onto the list of the top hundred professional players, he secured a …

Edward Snowden

O Brasil deve cumprir as medidas de direito internacional

Recomendações do Comitê de Direitos Humanos da ONU no caso Lula reacendem debate que, na verdade, está pacificado: é questão de boa-fé seguir as …

The Known Known

The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America<p>by Sarah E. Igo<p>Harvard University Press, 569 pp., $35.00<p>Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of …

Personal Information

What Is John Bolton’s Bully-Pulpit Attack on the International Criminal Court Really About?

Is the Constitution of the United States facing an imminent existential threat? Judging from Bob Woodward’s reporting and the claims of last week’s unsigned Op-Ed in the <i>Times</i>, many, perhaps most, senior Trump Administration officials believe that it is. Now, Donald Trump’s national-security …

International Criminal Court

What I Assume the Eighteen-Eighties Were Like

I know absolutely nothing about the eighteen-eighties. This is what I assume they were like:<p>There is a lot of sweat. Sweat and dirt and dust. People’s faces are dirty all of the time, and underneath everyone’s fingernails it’s always dirty and disgusting. In general, people are very disgusting in …

Mark Twain

The Return of Andrew Marshall, the Pentagon's Yoda

At 96 years old, Andrew Marshall, still widely touted as a leading U.S. defense intellectual, has reached an age where people mostly reflect on the …

National Security

Wagner’s Wonder Woman

You know you’re getting old when your children turn forty, but what about when an idol of one’s youth has a hundredth anniversary? So vivid are my …

Siblings

Capitalism, Socialism, and Unfreedom

There are two articles currently on the Times home page – an opinion piece by Corey Robin, and a news analysis by Neil Irwin — that I think should be read together. Taken as a pair, they get at a lot of what’s wrong with the neoliberal ideology (and yes, I do think that’s the right term here) that …

Economics

15 cities tackling pollution by curbing cars

From banning diesels to pedestrianizing downtowns, here’s how cities are fighting cars<p>Cities around the world are facing a crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to increased air pollution. The World Health Organization says that around three million deaths every year …

Kofi Annan Never Fought Back

The former United Nations secretary-general was the epitome of international diplomacy—which is why he was both an inspiration and a …

The ‘Witch Hunters’

The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies<p>by Michael V. Hayden<p>Penguin, 292 pp., $28.00<p>A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, …

‘Silence Is Health’: How Totalitarianism Arrives

The white supremacists chanting “blood and soil” as they marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were probably unaware …

Argentina

See Albert Camus’ Historic Lecture, “The Human Crisis,” Performed by Actor Viggo Mortensen

Back in 2016, New York City staged a month-long festival celebrating Albert Camus' historic visit to NYC in 1946. One event in the festival featured …

Does Literature Help Us Live?

Is literature wise? In the sense, does it help us to live? And if not, what exactly is it good for?<p>One way into that question might be to look at how …

The welfare state needs updating

IN JUNE 1941 William Beveridge left the office of Arthur Greenwood, a British cabinet minister, with tears in his eyes. A well-known academic and …

Welfare

Of Badgers and Bunnies: Jeremy Thorpe’s Career in the Closet

Jeremy Thorpe was one of the most talented politicians of postwar Britain. Elected to Parliament in 1959 at the age of thirty, he was an advocate for …

Neoliberalism’s World Order

<i>Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism</i><br>by Quinn Slobodian<br>Harvard University Press, 2018, 400 pp.<p>Neoliberalism has many …

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has had enough

<b>Illustration by Tim McDonagh</b><p>The Hague, September 2016. The speech from the UN high commissioner for human rights was not expected to ruffle feathers. …

Lovers of Wisdom

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers<p>by Diogenes Laertius, translated from the Greek by Pamela Mensch, edited by James Miller<p>Oxford University Press, 676 …

What Can We Learn from Utopians of the Past?

Four nineteenth-century authors offered blueprints for a better world—but their progressive visions had a dark side.<p>Michael Robertson’s “The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy” (Princeton) is instructive and touching, if sometimes inadvertently funny. The …

Cuba elimina la palabra “comunismo” en su anteproyecto de reforma constitucional

El nuevo texto solo menciona el "socialismo" y suprime el objetivo del "avance hacia la sociedad comunista" que figura en la actual Constitución de …

Learn the History of Indian Philosophy in a 62 Episode Series from The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: The Buddha, Bhagavad-Gita, Non Violence & More

The belief in a singular, coherent “Western tradition” in philosophy has led to a very insular, Eurocentric view in philosophy departments, as Jay L. …

Estonia is making public transport free

Five years ago, the Estonian capital of Tallinn introduced free public transport after officials asked residents to vote on the proposal in a public …

Tallinn

He’s One of Brazil’s Greatest Writers. Why Isn’t Machado de Assis More Widely Read?

In life, he played the role of the bland bureaucrat but in the strange world of his fiction, everyone is slightly insane.<p>Most countries have a writer like him: the bearded eminence whose face adorns postage stamps, and whose name dignifies avenues, and whose Complete Works sit, undisturbed, on …

The World Wants You to Think Like a Realist

From Europe to Iran to North Korea, the world doesn't make sense anymore — unless you put all your illusions aside.<p>One of the ironies of contemporary …

The New Old Democrats

When political commentators aren’t talking about Donald Trump, they are often talking about how the Democratic Party has “moved to the left.” This is …

The Illuminations of Hannah Arendt

In the preface to her 1968 collection of essays, “Men in Dark Times,” Hannah Arendt wrote: “Even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination.” Today, in our own dark time, Arendt’s work is being read with a new urgency, precisely because it provides such illumination.<p>Born …

The Bullshit-Job Boom

For more and more people, work appears to serve no purpose. Is there any good left in the grind?<p>Bullshit, like paper waste, accumulates in offices with the inevitability of February snow. Justification reports: What are these? Nobody knows. And yet they pile up around you, Xerox-warmed, to be …

London School of Economics

If you think your job is pointless, it probably is

By Jena McGregor<p>Jena McGregor<p>Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Earlier this week, Politico published a bonkers story about Solomon Lartey and Reginald Young Jr., two former "records management analysts" in the White House whose $65,000-a-year jobs entailed …

London School of Economics

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Freebies