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House of Cards's Frank Underwood best quotes

As season four of House of Cards begins, enjoy a selection of the finest quotes from Kevin Spacey's Machiavellian villain Frank Underwood.<p>From ambition and sleep, to friendship and sex, Underwood has an acerbic one-liner for every situation.<p><b>On power:</b> "The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and …

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Does Money Really Buy Elections?

Campaign finance in the aftermath of the Citizens United ruling has been complicated—but what has been the impact of super PACs in the 2016 election? <i>The Atlantic</i>’s Caty Green sat down with senior associate editor Russell Berman to discuss the difference between PACs and super PACs, and to untangle …

A tale of two countries

A REVOLUTION has taken place in Ukraine. It still lacks a name, but the events and their traces are unmistakable: the burnt buildings on the Maidan …

Why airlines make such meagre profits

FROM taking foreign holidays to eating out-of-season fruit, once-exotic experiences have become commonplace thanks to the airline industry, which has …

SkyTeam and the world of tomorrow

SUMMER has not been kind to SkyTeam, one of the three big airline alliances, which has suffered two very public snubs by incumbent and prospective …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

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Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Green and pleasant

<b>A peace map of Britain</b><p>THE continuing decline in crime rates in Britain, America and other rich countries is frequently noted, if not entirely …

Who's number 1? Really?

WHAT country's non-native English-speakers speak the best business English in the world? Try to think of five countries before reading on.<p><b>Get our</b> …

Good news or bad news?

BOND yields are falling. This is great for Italy and Spain where the cost of borrowing is its lowest since late 2010. But it's a bit less encouraging …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

Slide rule

CONSUMERS and businesses are buying more computing devices than ever. The trouble for PC-makers is that ever fewer of those devices are desktop or …

Inside the cult of Kim

IT IS hard to talk about normality in North Korea. But as its leaders each day cranked up the threats of merciless all-out war with America and South …

Thatcher's legacy

<b>Public spending and growth in GDP per person in rich countries</b><p>DURING her stint as British prime minister between 1979 and 1990, Margaret Thatcher …

The past is not a foreign country

<b>Confronting the Classics.</b> By Mary Beard. <i>Profile; 310 pages; £25. To be published in America in September by Liveright; $28.95</i><p><b>Get our daily …