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Controversy Smolders Over Japan’s State Secrecy Bill

Image by twitter user @281_ for anti-state-secrecy-protection bill.<p>Japan’s proposed State Secrecy bill continues to stoke controversy after its …

“The Hunger Games” is hardly our future—it’s already here

<i>The Hunger Games</i> paints an eerily apt picture of the world’s reality. The Capitol is the rich nations of the world: the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, some oil kingdoms, most European nations. The Districts are the poor nations of the world—Haiti, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, …

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The Greatest American Novel You’ve Never Heard Of

In one of those few gratifying instances of belated artistic justice, John Williams’s “Stoner” has become an unexpected bestseller in Europe after being translated and championed by the French writer Anna Gavalda. Once every decade or so, someone like me tries to do the same service for it in the …