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'Babylon Berlin' and 'Dark' take home Grimme Prizes

Considered to be German television's most important awards, the 2018 Grimme Prize winners have been announced. Among the record-breaking number of …

Israel and Annexation by Lawfare

I always thought that if Israel were to unilaterally annex the occupied Palestinian territories, it would come under an international spotlight, with …

Israel

Estonia, el primer país digital del mundo

En el garaje de ambulancias del North Estonia Medical Centre, un hospital público situado en el noroeste de Tallin, Arkadi Popov hace una …

A Bold New “Howards End” Invites Viewers to Confront Their Illusions

In considering the new miniseries adaptation of “Howards End,” débuting this Sunday, on Starz, one can begin with the decision to cast Tracey Ullman as Aunt Juley. Playing this classic busybody, Ullman merges the hauteur of those imperial snobs played by Maggie Smith with the fussbudget sputtering …

Race & Ethnicity

Imagens do passado colorizadas por uma artista

Artista mineira ganha reconhecimento internacional ao colorir fotografias antigas<p>Todo o trabalho da artista mineira Marina Amaral, de 23 anos, é …

«La France doit être le fer de lance d'une ambition méditerranéenne»

FIGAROVOX/TRIBUNE - Christophe Madrolle et Gilles Pennequin, deux experts en relations internationales, rappellent ce que l'Europe doit à la …

Économie

1968: Enoch, Bageye, and Me

<i>Editors’ note: this is the first in a series of occasional pieces reflecting on the tumultuous political events of 1968 and their legacy fifty years</i> …

Conservative Party

How they made Germany great again: The Nazi social media campaign of 1932

Decades before Facebook, Hitler and Goebbels pioneered the use of Big Data and “social media” to subvert democracy<p>It's a little too easy to draw comparisons between the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in 1930s Germany and the shocking election of President Donald Trump in 2016. Both events took …

World History

More Equal Than Others

One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality<p>by Jeremy Waldron<p>Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 264 pp., $29.95<p>All men are created …

Disability

Israel’s War on Culture

In June 2014, after three Israeli teenagers went missing from a settlement, Israel launched Operation Brother’s Keeper, one of the most sweeping …

Israel

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

Click here for reuse options! The renowned linguist and cognitive scientist on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings.<i>* This</i> …

As If!

As If: Idealization and Ideals<p>by Kwame Anthony Appiah<p>Harvard University Press, 218 pp., $27.95<p>Kwame Anthony Appiah is a writer and thinker of …

American Philosophy

The Intellectual We Deserve

If you want to appear very profound and convince people to take you seriously, but have nothing of value to say, there is a tried and tested method. …

Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism

“Men have to toughen up,” Jordan B. Peterson writes in <i>12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos</i>, “Men demand it, and women want it.” So, the first rule …

Pseudo-science

Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism

<i>This is an expanded version of Timothy Snyder’s essay “God Is a Russian” in the April 5, 2018 issue of</i> The New York Review<i>.</i><p>“The fact of the matter is …

Welcome to the Era of Presidents for Life

In 1813, not long before the end of his reign, Napoleon Bonaparte told the Austrian foreign minister, Count Metternich, the downside of being a strongman. “My reign will not outlast the day I have ceased to be strong and therefore to be feared,” Napoleon said. “Your sovereigns, who were born to the …

Political Science

L’embellie du marché de l’art ne profite qu’à une poignée d’acteurs

Cinq maisons de ventes raflent, en valeur, 50 % des enchères mondiales. Les ventes d’œuvres supérieures à 8 millions d’euros ont progressé de 125 % …

Une décision judiciaire majeure pourrait menacer les tribunaux d’arbitrage privés

Serait-ce le début de la fin pour les très controversés tribunaux d’arbitrage « ISDS », ces juridictions d’exception qui traitent les litiges entre …

Caesar Bloody Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War<p>edited and translated from the …

World History

Fine Specimens

The Afterlives of Specimens: Science, Mourning, and Whitman’s Civil War<p>by Lindsay Tuggle<p>University of Iowa Press, 254 pp., $65.00 (paper)<p>Drum-Taps: …

The science of fake news

Platform-based detection and intervention: Algorithms and bots<p>Internet platforms have become the most important enablers and primary conduits of fake …

Why (Almost) Everyone Likes Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper has found himself—or put himself—in the middle of the gun-control debate<b></b> in America. After last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman …

Journalism

O retorno à cena dos investidores minoritários ativistas

Eles são minoritários, mas barulhentos. Querem lucrar mais e mais rápido. Mesmo que precisem berrar, ofender e tornar a vida dos executivos um inferno<p>…

Sur Twitter, le faux plus fort que le vrai

Tweet<p>Sur Twitter, le faux va plus vite, plus loin, plus fort que le vrai. Un peu comme les sportifs dopés aux JO. Propos de comptoir ? Humeur de …

“The Death of Stalin” Dares to Make Evil Funny

In Armando Iannucci’s outrageous comedy about the dead tyrant’s underlings, every gag is girded with fear.<p>There is a scary moment, in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966), when Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) jumps ashore from a stately barge. His feet sink deep into the mud, up to the royal ankles. We get a …

Andrea Riseborough

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères lance sa "bibliothèque diplomatique numérique"

• Plusieurs milliers de documents produits par le Quai d'Orsay sont désormais librement consultables en ligne.C'est une bonne nouvelle pour les …

Monde

The Fate of the Union: Kennedy and After

The circumstances of this death were as cold and cruel, as capricious and senseless as the world we live in. We have barely awakened from the …

The Fate of the Union: Kennedy and After

Was this “the loudest shot since Sarajevo”—as a BBC commentator, stunned by impact of the news, said? Does this shot mean that the brief “moment of …