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When illiberal forces win, the answer is more – not less – democracy

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Yoav Fromer argues that the Middle East does not have too little democracy, but too much. His argument is that illiberal democrats like Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Benjamin Netanyahu are the consequence of unbridled democracy.<p>With regard to this particular region, …

Political Science

The Most And Least Peaceful Countries Worldwide [Infographic]

The 12th annual “Global Peace Index” has been released by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an international and independent non-profit think tank. The index reveals that the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the past decade with 92 countries seeing their scores deteriorate and …

South Sudan

13 Underrated European Cities You Should Visit in Your Lifetime

There's so much more to Europe than the overcrowded cities that most tourists flock to. These overlooked cities are just waiting for you to …

European Travel

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

Paul Rudd

Infographic: How to create a website that users fall in love with

It takes only seconds for visitors to decide whether your website is worth their time.The internet is teeming with digital destinations where …

Public Relations

9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

Literature

How democracy dies

The fundamentals of Western politics are under threat. So what’s next?<p>“Democracy is no longer the only game in town.” In this short sentence, David …

Political Science

Top 5 Recommended Data Visualization Tools for Startups

Representing your data graphically has several advantages. Graphs, maps, charts, and infographics can be useful to notify others and highlight the …

The real reason tech billionaires are prepping for doomsday

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>A misanthropic view of humanity guides the tech aristocracy — and it’s trickled into their vision of the future<p>Jason Rhode<p>May 12, 2018 11:30pm (UTC)<p>If you pay attention to what Silicon Valley’s best and brightest are up to, you know about tech survivalism. The digital elite are …

This Next Level Weed Grinder Will Pack a Joint for You

The future is here.<p>Here's your chance to get smacked with minimal effort. On Wednesday's episode of <i>Desus & Mero</i>, the VICELAND hosts discussed the Otto Grinder, which not only grinds your bud but can pack it in a joint for you as well. It'll set you back around $130, but you gotta admit that it'd be …

7 Jaw-Dropping Marijuana Statistics You Have to See to Believe

A newly released report projects robust growth for the cannabis industry over the next five years.<p>The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and …

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

To master artificial intelligence, don't forget people and process

Having the right technology and expertise in place is just the first step in profiting from AI. Ultimately, accountability and repeatability will be …

Artificial Intelligence

Why you should care about what is happening in Poland

Imagine this: a right-wing populist party comes to power, promising to protect the nation's Catholic roots, stand up for family values and reject the …

Europe

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

Or does it just suffer from the misfortune of being a neighbour of the US?<p>In 2006, Mexico launched a war on drugs with the fervent backing of its ever-helpful neighbour to the north, the United States of America.<p>Now a bit more than a decade later, some 200,000 people are estimated to have been …

Mexico

On this day in 1703: the 47 Rōnin avenge their master's death in a legendary tale of samurai honour

When Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, first Lord Redesdale, published <i>Tales of Old Japan</i> in 1871, he introduced English readers to one of Japan’s most loved historical tales: the “Akō incident”, or the tale of the 47 rōnin.<p>The story – which is based in fact – began with Asano Naganori of Akō, a …

The Best Modern Philosophy Books

<b>We’ve now explored both the most important philosophy books as well as the best philosophy books for beginners, however – naturally these lists are</b> …

New Kindle? Load it with the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2017

Here's our roundup of 2017's top science-fiction and fantasy novels.<p>Got an e-reader for the holidays? Lucky you! Welcome to a brave new world of cheaper books and the liberating convenience of slipping an entire vacation's worth of reading into your back pocket.<p>Here's our list of the 10 best …

The 2017 Movie Masterpiece That You Probably Missed

From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray (‘The Immigrant,’ ‘Two Lovers’) comes ‘The Lost City of Z,’ an exploration epic that will leave you breathless.<p>As …

Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Every time you do something online — whether …

Chilling Releases: The Top 20 Thrillers to Read This Winter Season

Lexie Elliott<p>This exhilarating debut <b></b>follows six college students as they embark on a summer getaway to a farmhouse. Everything goes well until they meet Severine, the girl next door. Kate Channing, one of the students, finds Severine to be a nuisance. One thing leads to another, and there is a huge …

Books

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Ten Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In all the discussion about this decades-long conflict and the quest for a solution, some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed, or skewed.<p>Not only does this do a disservice to history, but it also contributes to prolonging the conflict by perpetuating false assumptions and …

A Reminder That America Is Incredibly Corrupt and Only Getting Worse

A mistrial in a major case against a sitting US Senator is just the latest reason to despair about unlimited shady behavior by powerful politicians.<p>After 11 strange weeks, a mistrial was declared in the corruption case against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez on Thursday. The saga has been …

What you should eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you're hungover, according to a nutritionist

Christmas party season is in full swing. There's a downside to all this fun, of course — and it's that horrible feeling the morning after the night before. That third bottle of fizz, fifth tequila, and early morning fried chicken stop-off all begin to curdle into one giant knot of regret, nausea, …

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

<b>Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it's all recently got a lot more tense. Here's why.</b><p>How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don't get along?<p>Saudi Arabia and Iran - two powerful neighbours - are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.<p>The decades-old feud …

Klan Nation: A history of the KKK we were doomed to repeat

In historian Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK,” we hear echoes of an American past that isn’t dead<p>Images of the Ku Klux Klan, forefather of the many white supremacist hate groups that are active and becoming emboldened in America today, often focus on two terror-filled epochs: the …

The 50 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time

There’s no doubt that, if he were alive today, 19th-century Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax would be extremely surprised – and pleased, too, no …

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter