Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett Work is the master of the modern world. For
When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age Look around on your next trip.
Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction? When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum.
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem. 1. For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies.
And what it means for our future People are always asking Bill Gates if he's really read all of Vaclav Smil. Smil is a professor at the University of Manitoba. His bio says he does “interdisciplinary in
The nation’s problem isn’t that we don’t have enough money. It’s that we don’t have the moral capacity to face what ails society. Editor’s Note: Read The Atlantic’s special coverage of Martin Luther King
When Americans think of Communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and
The author of ‘Homage to Catalonia’ did not grasp the wider context and provided a partial, partisan version Unleashed on 17 July 1936 by a military coup against the democratically elected government the