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How I Learned to Hate Golf

The physical act of breaking a golf club is very easy — you simply raise the club in your dominant hand, shout something obscene and whip the traitorous implement as hard as possible into the earth. If your technique is sound, the shaft will snap in half, and you will feel a deep satisfaction that …

learned

If 2.6 Billion People Go To War: India vs. China

It would be epic—and maybe nuclear.A hypothetical war between India and China would be one of the largest and most destructive conflicts in Asia. A …

War

Why Trump Was Right About Bush's 9/11 Record

The 9/11 catastrophe again became a subject of contention at the South Carolina GOP debate on Saturday. Jeb Bush maintained that his brother George …

Unheeded Warnings: George W. Bush and 9/11

Leaving nomination politics aside, if the question is whether the new George W. Bush administration could have done more to prevent the 9/11 attacks, …

Two Months Before 9/11, an Urgent Warning to Rice

Tenet called Condoleezza Rice, then national security adviser, from the car and said he needed to see her right away. There was no practical way she could refuse such a request from the CIA director.<p>For months, Tenet had been pressing Rice to set a clear counterterrorism policy, including specific …

Osama Bin Laden

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously …

Al-Qaeda

General Clark’s Battles | The New Yorker

The first important decision of retired Army General Wesley Clark’s new political career was the long deferral of its launch. As Clark lodged safely in the rear echelon, the other Democratic Presidential aspirants spent most of the year hustling money at fund-raisers, finessing the Iraq question, …

War

Wesley Clark: '9/11 Buck Stops with George W. Bush'

<b>Democrat Clark Blames President Bush <br>for Sept. 11 Intelligence Failures</b> <br>by Nedra Pickler <br>Associated Press<p>Wednesday 29 October 2003<p>Democrat Wesley …

Foreign Policy

CNN.com - Bush administration rejects�Clarke charges - Mar 23, 2004

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Foreign Policy

Is the Shine Off Macron?

GENEVA – Emmanuel Macron is on a winning streak. Within a year, he has gone from inexperienced political underdog, with no establishment backing, to …

Economics

Trump’s ‘temporary’ battlefields in Yemen and Somalia

President Donald Trump’s administration has shrouded its position on drone strikes with secrecy, but glimpses of a policy shift are being displayed …

New refugee framework “dead in the water” without more international support

Uganda is one of the key testing grounds for a new approach to refugees that emerged from last year’s high-level summit in New York. That approach is …

Refugees

Martin Luther’s Revolution

Theology is morality is politics is law—and whether or not it’s immediately obvious, the world is steeped in theology. In contemporary America, and …

Theology

The solution to the Gulf crisis begins with Egypt

When three Gulf States decided to withdraw their ambassadors from Doha in March 2014, I wrote that the problem for those countries was not Qatar but …

Middle East

How to Fix the Western Balkans

The western Balkans have reemerged as a geopolitical fault line. In recent years, as a number of the countries in the region—which comprises Albania, …

Geopolitics

Were Humans Built to Drink Alcohol?

The “Indiana Jones of alcohol” on how beer launched modern civilization<p>A shorter version of this story appears in the September 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>As a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Patrick McGovern, 71, …

Alcohol

How Beer Created Civilization

What led early humans to begin cultivating grain some 10,000 years ago?<p>It was beer — not bread — a growing body of research shows.<p>Archaeologists have long hinted that Neolithic, or Stone Age, people first began growing and storing grain, like wheat and barley, to turn it into alcohol instead of …

Why alcohol has always played a role in human civilization

At the end of a long day, there's often nothing more satisfying than sitting down to have a drink with a few friends. It's a way to kick off some steam, to talk through the things that have been rattling around your mind, a moment to breathe and just be in the world.<p>Drinking culture has long …

How Beer Gave Us Civilization - The New York Times

We needed beer.<p>Luckily, from time to time, our ancestors, like other animals, would run across fermented fruit or grain and sample it. How this accidental discovery evolved into the first keg party, of course, is still unknown. But evolve it did, perhaps as early as 10,000 years ago.<p>Current theory …

Why IPA beers have 'India' in their names — and how they fit into a key part of human history

Most beer fans — hop-heads especially — know the basic lore behind the term IPA.<p>The India Pale Ale was created so that the British could keep drinking beer while colonizing the world.<p>When India was a British colony, it was tough to brew beer there because of the hot weather. There wasn't yet …

India Pale Ale

Eight Myths About Migration and Refugees Explained

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research …

We've Got To Talk About Christianity

It is middle America’s faith that puts them solidly in Donald Trump’s camp, and nothing other than a faith argument will bring about change.<p>Sixty-four percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing, according to the latest AP poll this week. That bodes well for his opponents, …

Donald Trump

Rolling Back Democracy

What must Angela Merkel be thinking? What must Xi Jinping be thinking? What must Vladimir Putin be thinking?<p>In the wake of America's withdrawal from …

As the crisis of democracy deepens, the question assumes significance

Indian elites can surely recall the 1990s and 2000s when the country’s international brand rested on the twin pillars of being ‘the world’s largest …

Der neoliberale Weg in die Autokratie

Die Anhänger der Globalisierung von Finanz- und Handelsmärkten hatten lange die Oberhand. Sie arbeiten an Universitäten, bei Weltbank und IWF sowie …

James Comey: Die wichtigsten Aussagen aus seiner Erklärung

Sieben Seiten umfasst die Erklärung von Ex-FBI-Direktor Comey. Detailliert berichtet er von mehreren Gesprächen mit US-Präsident Trump. Die …

It's not Islam that drives young Europeans to jihad, France's top terrorism expert explains

Olivier Roy, one of France’s top experts on Islamic terrorism, tells Haaretz how assailants like Salman Abedi in Manchester turn into 'new radicals' …

Terrorism

How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis

The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic-missile programs now builds to a perilous pitch with no precedent in at least two decades. There …