Rakshith Shetty

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It's Been an Open Secret All Along

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.<p>Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual …

Donald Trump

Dr Rangan Chatterjee's 4 Pillar Plan: Why 'exercise snacking' beats the gym

<i>In the third stage of my 4 Pillar Plan , I explain how regular little bursts of activity could be better for you than a tough workout</i><p>We’re designed to be active, yet modern life sees us sitting for hours on our commute before chaining us to a desk for another eight. Physical inactivity is one of …

The best city breaks in Germany: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Augsburg</b><p>One of Bavaria’s oldest cities, Augsburg is a delightful base for a cycling journey on the “Romantic road” or a relaxed city break. Visit the Fuggerei, Europe’s most venerable social housing project, founded by the Fugger banking dynasty in the 16th century. Residents are …

European Travel

Germany grapples with integration after opening its borders

BERLIN — Anas Maghrebi rolled his drumsticks back and forth between his thumb and forefinger.<p>The 27-year-old singer-songwriter fled Syria's civil war and landed on the Greek island of Lesbos in September 2015, at the peak of Europe’s migrant crisis.<p>His post-rock band made its way north to Germany, …

The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.<p>It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand …

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

Right and Left React to the Trump Condolence Controversy

<i>The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen.</i><p><i>Has this series exposed you to new ideas?</i></i> …

The Story of the Jews: Belonging, 1492-1900 review – the long fight to survive

The second volume of Simon Schama’s profoundly illuminating history depicts a people caught in a cycle of persecution<p>The first volume of Simon Schama’s mammoth undertaking, <i>The Story of the Jews</i>, ended two and a half thousand years after it began, with the Spanish Inquisition and the expulsion of …

Books

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Sometimes, in a particularly unstinting mood, I would rail at an ex-boyfriend, an Anglican-born Englishman from the Midlands. “The world is against the Jews – always has been and always will be!” I would say as yet another Israeli dance troupe was disinvited from a European arts venue, or yet …

Trump hammers Sen. Blumenthal over military record: He 'should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam'

President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday, calling the Connecticut Democrat “a phony Vietnam con artist” who should take an extended vacation in Vietnam “so he can at least say he was there.”<p>“I think Senator Blumenthal should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam, where he …

Donald Trump

Venice, Invaded by Tourists, Risks Becoming ‘Disneyland on the Sea’

VENICE — “You guys, just say ‘skooozy’ and walk through,” a young American woman commanded her friends, caught in one of the bottlenecks of tourist traffic that clog Venice’s narrow streets, choke its glorious squares and push the locals of this enchanting floating city out and onto drab, dry land. …

Italy

The perfect day in France's most underrated city

Situated on the French-German border, Strasbourg is one of Europe’s prettiest cities. A popular stop on Rhine cruises, it is actually a couple of miles from the Rhine, on an island in a tributary, the River Ill.<p>From the compact and walkable centre, the cathedral’s 465ft spire rises like an …

What Germans eat in the summer

Germans don't eat sausage, sauerkraut and potatoes all the time. Here are some of the lighter dishes they'll typically prepare during the summer. …

Germany

George HW Bush was America's last foreign policy president

He entered office with one of the most impressive resumes of any president, having served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, ambassador to the United Nations and Ronald Reagan's vice president.<p>He left office with an impressive list of achievements, including managing the peaceful …

But India's Farmers Should Go Bust, That's How Economic Development Works

There are protests, and calls for political action, over the plight of India’s farmers at present–and the one important point we’ve got to get across to people is that India’s farmers should be going bust because that’s how economic development actually happens. People stop doing low productivity …

Economics

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow …

Time Management

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it? By Adam Greenfield<p>In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to “optimise” his life …

Internet of Things

Is there a neo-Nazi storm brewing in Trump country?

Can national socialism, repackaged as ‘white identity’ politics, earn votes in rural counties that voted for Trump?<p>When the men in black walked into her restaurant one Friday morning and sat at the round table in the corner, Brittany Porter knew exactly what they were.<p>Pale, skittish, aggressively …

Your Definitive Guide to an Icelandic Quickie

Steamy geothermal geysers, otherworldly glaciers streaked with volcanic ash and promises of puffins on black sand beaches: Yes, like many who’ve …

North Atlantic

The American way of war is a budget-breaker

<b>US Army 2nd Battalion, 10th Regiment, 10th Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters take off during a joint US-Romanian air assault exercise at the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, eastern Romania, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Romanian and U.S troops are staging joint exercises with U.S. Black Hawk</b> …

European fascism was popular because, for those not persecuted, it was a welfare state

An analogy is haunting the United States—the analogy of fascism. It is virtually impossible (outside certain parts of the Right-wing itself) to try to understand the resurgent Right without hearing it described as—or compared with—20th-century interwar fascism. Like fascism, the resurgent Right is …

Globalization

Donald Trump’s Fictional America

I grew up surrounded by Chávez’s alternate reality. Now I’m watching one consume the United States.<p>“S<i>peech is a powerful lord that with the smallest and most invisible body accomplished most godlike works. It can banish fear and remove grief, and instill pleasure and enhance pity. Divine sweetness</i> …

Hillary Clinton

The cult of the expert – and how it collapsed | Sebastian Mallaby

Led by a class of omnipotent central bankers, experts have gained extraordinary political power. Will a populist backlash shatter their technocratic dream?<p>On Tuesday 16 September 2008, early in the afternoon, a self-effacing professor with a neatly clipped beard sat with the president in the …

Alan Greenspan

Inside Russia's Military Training Schools for Teens

Campers practice shooting air soft guns at a Historical War Camp in Borodino, Russia. Borodino is where the deadliest da<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sarah Blesener<p>1 …

Russia

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal | Randeep Ramesh

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

Goldman Sachs

The new science of cute | Neil Steinberg

Kumamon, a cartoon bear created to promote tourism in an overlooked part of Japan, has become a billion-dollar phenomenon. Now, a new academic field is trying to pinpoint what makes things cute – and why we can’t resist them<p>On 14 April 2016, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s southernmost …

Japan

5 Ways to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home

Step away from the pod machine! Before you down yet another cup of blah caffeine, know this: You can easily make really good coffee at home. It …

Coffee

From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

When Donald Trump arrived in Scotland Friday morning, hours after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quick to draw parallels between the U.K.'s political earthquake, and his own campaign for president.<p>"People want to take their …