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Capitalism and Democracy [part 1]

Let’s begin with a discomforting fact often forgotten in recent years: ‘free market’ capitalism is not necessarily the best friend of democracy. …

The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later

In 1979, three years after the end of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping visited the United States. At a state banquet, he was seated near the actress Shirley MacLaine, who told Deng how impressed she had been on a trip to China some years earlier. She …

China

America’s First Female Photojournalist, Jessie Tarbox Beals, With Her Cameras

Here’s a photograph of Jessie Tarbox Beals, America’s first female photojournalist, with her camera on a street a century ago. While most female …

Photography

Photographer Takes Portraits Of The World’s Hardest-Working Dogs

The working dogs of the world tend not to get as much time in the spotlight as their house-pet brothers and sisters. Photographer Andrew Fladeboe, …

Pets

Cambodia Is China's Newest Market For Foreign Brides

Little more than two years ago, there wasn’t a single recorded case of women trafficked from Cambodia to China to marry. Now, there are more than 150 — and experts expect that number to soar. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Cambodia.<p>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Khai Sochoeun went willingly, above …