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Forget Brexit and Trump, “post-truth” was spawned by the liberal left long ago

Op-ed: prominent centre-left folk prepared ground for the post-politics of "post-truth."<p>This story originated on Ars Technica UK and was syndicated …

From the ExPo Vault: Sun Soaked Sands to The Great White North

The preparation was finished for the trip, bags were packed, and the FJ was filled to the roof with gear. We were off—my brother Sutton and I left …

The Guardian view on globalisation: its death is the making of it | Editorial

We may be at a turning point in the nature of capitalism. That may not be such a bad thing<p>Ever since US presidential candidates railed against free trade, and anti-immigrant parties made sweeping gains in Europe, the question has been asked: are we witnessing the demise of globalisation? A trend …

Globalization

The Hubris Of The Clinton Ground Game

<i>This piece was first published in Jacobin under the headline ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out.’</i><p>It is now becoming clear that Clinton’s ground game — the watchword for defenders of her alleged competence — was actually under-resourced and poorly executed. Like so much else in this election, her field …

Democratic Party

So You Want to Read Cyberpunk: Here’s Where to Start

Richard Morgan took cyberpunk’s dystopian noir and transplanted to a post-singularity future where death — at least for the very wealthy — is just …

Science Fiction

15 Tips from Famous Authors to Help You Finally Write That Novel

When setting out to write, it’s hard not to compare yourself to those classic authors whose work has endured for hundreds of years. Don’t let the …

An Incredibly Clever Hack for People Who Want to Read More Books

This brilliant brain hack hijacks your social media habit to build a new commitment to reading.<p>According to Charles Duhigg, who literally wrote the book on the subject, all habits work fundamentally the same way, whether they're good or bad: You experience some cue or trigger that brings the habit …

27 Must-Read Books for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader, or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

The Trump Voter’s Quest for Respect

A conversation about the election with Chris Arnade, a former Wall Street trader who now chronicles life in working-class American cities and towns<p>Like so many, Chris Arnade didn’t think Donald Trump’s election-night triumph would happen. But he had a clue it might. Four years ago, Arnade traded in …

26 long books worth the time they'll take to read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is perfect, because excess is kind of the point. What marathon runner doesn't curse the universe or even get bored once in a while? That doesn't negate the …

Americans share their greatest fears

<b>(CNN) —</b> Photographer Mike Belleme says that in the last few years, he has noticed a greater sense of fear throughout the United States.<p>And our fears, he says, have polarized us.<p>"I think a lot of the reason for that is just a lack of connecting to the sense of other, someone who's different from …

Mo the Marathoner

Mo Farah is setting his sights on a victory in his marathon debut in London.<p>Mo Farah, owner of the best finishing kick in the world, is having trouble correctly running six 200m repeats in 28 seconds.<p>The bouncy stride, high kickback and exaggerated arm swing that helped him crush a 52-second last …

Inside “Everesting”: Everything You Need to Know About Cycling’s Best New Trend

For mountaineers there is one achievement looked to by the world as the ultimate challenge: conquering Mount Everest. Thanks to technology, the same …

Mountaineering

This Russian Saw Hillary V. Trump Coming -- And Gave Us A Stark Warning

Popular myth has it that on June 8, 1978, when Alexandr Solzhenitsyn gave a commencement speech at Harvard, he shocked the students and faculty with such a profound rebuke they still whisper outrage in those hallowed halls.<p>Solzhenitsyn was a Russian author who was once sent to the Gulag. He used …

The Corruption of Capitalism by Guy Standing review – work matters less than what you own

Our unfair system benefits rentiers, those who live on income from property and investments – from Goldman Sachs to Uber to landlords. Can capitalism be purified?<p>The time would come, Marx and Engels thought, when there would be only two classes, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, and all people …

Intellectual Property

A Moto Guzzi California Built for Stylish Adventures

We love scramblers for their laid-back, go-anywhere attitude. But the travelers in us get really excited when they’re kitted for long-distance adventures too.<p>This Moto Guzzi California has just tackled a 3,000 kilometer trip, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, to Monaco, via France and Switzerland. …

How and why you should use strength training to maximise your potential on the bike

<i>This is a sponsored post in association with A1 Coaching.</i><p>The journey from professional cyclist to coach at A1 Coaching has highlighted one …

Want to know why central bankers can't solve the world's problems? Read a book

Ever since the writer Thomas Carlyle coined his rude epithet about economics, the world of letters and the “dismal science” have circled each other warily. But in his new book about the history of the Nobel Prize, Avner Offer, a professor of economic history at Oxford University, says economics …

These Dancers Posed Naked In Public To Show We Shouldn’t Fear Failure

"If we leap, the net will appear." Warning: contains nudity.<p>Manhattan-based portrait photographer Jordan Matter has created a photo series about professional dancers called <i>Dancers After Dark.</i> All of the dancers in the photos are completely naked.<p>The photos were taken in public locations in America …

New York City

The Nobel Prize for literature, at long last, has been awarded to a complete idiot

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature. And quite right too. But many people seem discomfited by the news, as if the award might represent a token gesture by the Swedish Academy. It doesn’t. The award is serious and we should take it seriously.<p>The protests seem to fall into two camps. The …

A renegade economist has a plan for reducing global debt

Professor of Economics at Kingston University and the author of Debunking Economics, Keen has a huge following among anti-system groups, starved of independent thinking, like the Post Crash Economic Society in Manchester and the initiative for Pluralism in Economics.<p>After eight years of …

Study shows books can bring Republicans and Democrats together

Political rhetoric has never been more polarized – but getting together to discuss a good book may be the answer, or so research into literary behavior suggests<p>This fall’s election offers a poignant reminder of how polarized our political rhetoric has become. Sunday’s debate was no exception. The …

Books

Making Sous Vide Simplify Work for You

Increasingly affordable and easy to do, sous-vide immersion cooking has become trendy among food nerds who want precise control over the doneness of their meats.<p>Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, involves sealing food in an airtight bag and giving it a hot-water bath. A cylindrical …

Penguin Galaxy's Gorgeous New Scifi Book Covers Are Worth Every Penny

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these new Penguin Galaxy hardcovers make it really hard. The publishing company ditched its …

US presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz was the grownup journalist this election needs

“Thank you very much, both of you,” moderator Martha Raddatz said dryly, as she finally harangued both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton into shutting up toward the end of Sunday night’s presidential debate.<p>In that moment, Raddatz appeared to be channeling American’s great unspoken frustration. …

'Westworld' is Lit: Hunting HBO's Literary Reveries

The new HBO show deals with A.I. and the future but also references The Great Books.<p>The first episode of HBO’s new series <i>Westworld</i>, “The Original,” …

Riding the Uncrashable Skidbike Motorcycle!

Sliding around on a motorcycle will teach you a lot about the limits of traction and the dynamics of a motorcycle that is almost out of control. …

Inside Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch: Come for the sex. Stay for the negotiation skills.

Most people visit brothels seeking pleasure. I went seeking the guidance of a self-described “feminist pimp” who promised to teach me something more valuable.<p>I have a PhD in economics. I am an expert in assigning value to esoteric financial assets, exotic forms of labor, and pension finance. But …

Amanda Coker breaks women's highest annual cycling mileage record - in 130 days

Billie Fleming’s 1938 world record for the highest number of miles cycled in a year was broken on Wednesday, as American cyclist Amanda Coker …

Cycling