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刘瑜: 第三波民主化失败了吗? - 纵览中国

  <b>摘要:1974年开始的全球第三波民主化至今已经40年,此前全球民主国家有约30个,至今却已有100余个。如此大规模、快速的民主扩张,其政治、社会和经济成效如何?许多观察者表示了疑虑。为避免个案分析中的样本偏差问题,本文采用“全案例分析”方法,根据大量比较政治学中的权威数据库,对92个第三波民主化</b> …

Hong Kong crackdown reveals China’s fear of contagious rebellion

Xi Jinping’s hardline stance sends fear across Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang, where there are other challenges to monolithic rule<p>The harsh police crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, the most violent repression seen in the former British colony since the protests began earlier this …

Why we party: Losing our house gave us a better life

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are two types of people in the world, separated by whether or not they have had "the moment."<p>The first type goes along thinking about how busy they are, or how much happier they would be if they could afford a new car or a bigger house, worrying and trying to work harder, earn more, …

Obama urges China to be partner in ensuring world order

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it.<p>Referring to growing concerns among U.S. and other companies about the …

AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his …

Protest leaders and Hong Kong government refuse to budge

Pro-democracy protest leaders in Hong Kong and the region’s government refused to budge as a critical day approached for the mass demonstrations.<p>Tens of thousands packed the city’s downtown areas for a third night on Tuesday, chanting “We love Hong Kong” and giving new meaning to the nickname …

RT @stevesilberman: So, Monet wasn't exaggerating. From a friend in Giverny right now. http://t.co/a8paZSm4iT

Redding Record Searchlight

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The novel is dead (this time it's for real)

If you happen to be a writer, one of the great benisons of having children is that your personal culture-mine is equipped with its own canaries. As you tunnel on relentlessly into the future, these little harbingers either choke on the noxious gases released by the extraction of decadence, or they …

Shakespeare in Shackles: Laura Bates

Innovators<p>"Shakespeare has the power to educate convicted killers," says Bates, and to get them to examine what landed them in prison.<p>On a windy April day in central Indiana, six men enter a room.<p>Three are white, three are black. Two are over 50, the rest under 40. All of them wear khaki jumpsuits …

Hannah Arendt Discusses Philosophy, Politics & Eichmann in Rare 1964 TV Interview

Hannah Arendt’s work has come under some critical fire lately, what with the release of the Margarethe Von Trotta-directed biopic, starring German …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

TV Series

Mexico, China, and Life After One-Party Rule

Foreign Policy’s Isaac Stone Fish explores the argument, proposed by former Mexican ambassador to China Jorge Guajardo in January, that <b>the end of the</b> …

Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads<p>Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet …

China Real Time

After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

<i>Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader. But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy. Demonstrators remained in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by</i> …

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, April 12, 2014

From the hilarious season of China’s football league to the man to the Boston bombing survivor facing her 17th surgery, the Daily Beast picks the …

王 康: 春之祭:讀陳丹青俄羅斯記行感言(续) - 纵览中国

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

美国/墨西哥边境的破落小学校,如何出现全国数学成绩最好的班级,而且还有一个最高分。把孩子们丢进知识里面,他们会自己游泳。听上去很极端,但是在这个时代越来越...

RT @twhiddleston: This makes me feel warm and fuzzy. http://t.co/ycNg8TesB9

Street-Fighting Math

Teaches, as the antidote to rigor mortis, the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving.

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吴道平: 承担不起的期望—— 读“‘老三届’人才群现象”有感 - 纵览中国