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Visit These Countries and You Will Probably Die, Says U.S. Government

An American passport is one of the most powerful in the world, offering visa-free admission to up to 158 countries. Although this may be fewer than …

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the world

Secretary James Mattis has been heralded as a "warrior monk" for his prodigious knowledge and voracious reading habits.<p>But Mattis, a retired Marine general, is not the only US military officer who has supplemented his martial knowledge with academic achievement.<p>In that spirit, the US Army has …

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Globalization

Common ground

When we think of urban public space in terms of competing rights, we create a battleground. Is there a better way to share?<i>By Farhan Samanani</i>Read at …

Urbanism

The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump's Warsaw Speech

When the president says being Western is the essence of America’s identity, he’s in part defining America in opposition to some of its own people.<p>In his speech in Poland on Thursday, Donald Trump referred 10 times to “the West” and five times to “our civilization.” His white nationalist supporters …

Political Science

A Civilization Devoid of Critical Thinking Cannot Defeat Islamic Terrorism

RUSH: Back in April, an ISIS supporter attack in Paris, Champs-Elysees, a couple weeks before the French elections — by the way, have you heard what …

Critical Thinking

A Source of Stability and Strength (Christian Men and Their Godly Moms)

Life is too difficult for us to do it on our own. We are too weak, too unwise, too full of sin. Thankfully, God does not intend for us to carry out …

Evangelical Christianity

Why Promoting Human Rights May Not Be the Way To a More Peaceful World

Stephen M. Walt, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, tackles some seemingly non-controversial statements about human rights, …

Human Rights

We’ve Always Been America First

Donald Trump is just ripping off the mask.<p>Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accords is widely attributed to the now-waxing influence of the America First nationalists in the White House, but several days before that announcement, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and director of the …

Political Science

Be Wary of the Orwellian "Enlightened" Class | Robin Koerner

<b>It’s Not What You Believe. It’s How You Believe It</b><p>George Orwell’s novel <i>1984</i> has been selling in large numbers to people scared of a lurch toward …

Robust debate, not unanimity, is the only riposte to this evil in a democracy

A pause for reflection after the Manchester bomb was right. But politics is not a distraction from the fight against terror. It is our defence against terror<p>There is a scale of atrocity that tests the limits of human imagination. Just as we cannot construct a mental picture of very large numbers, …

Elections

Why moral grandstanders are the worst

We've done it. You probably have, too. No matter what we believe about morality or politics, we've all used moral talk to project an impressive and …

Human Rights

Why Tuvel’s Article So Troubled Its Critics

It brought into focus long-simmering tensions between feminist philosophy and the discipline as a whole.

Philosophy

African Universities Must Take a Critical View of Knowledge and How It's Made

University of Nairobi (file photo).<p>analysis<p>Most universities boast "centres" or "institutes" designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. …