Global Perspectives

The hidden secrets of insect poop

Insect defecation may not seem like one of the pressing scientific inquiries of our time, but in fact the faeces of these wee creatures serves an …

Microbiome

PASS~PORT, Good~Bye VX

Farewell VX1000, nothing compares to you.<p>Enter the passportal<p>Check out PASS~PORT's <i>The Cinematographer Project World View</i> part

Skateboarding

Is freelancing the future of employment?

Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global …

Freelancing

Governors gone wild: Mexico faces a "lost generation" of corrupt leaders

During the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed under the 14th-century formula. “<i>Obedézcase, pero no se cumpla</i>”: obey, but do not …

Mexico

Father denounces 'twisted worldview' of son who attended neo-Nazi riot in US

A father has spoken out against the "twisted worldview" of his son, who attended Saturday's neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.<p>In an emotional open …

Racism

Student Blogger: Encouraging Literacy Via Reading for Pleasure

« An American Teenager's Perspective on the World's Hardest Test | Main<p><i>Editor's intro</i><i>: Today's post is by Anwar Alhusban who, as a high school</i> …

Education

How to Argue With a Snopes Denier

There was a time when Snopes was the most trusted mythbuster on the internet. Whatever dumb or funny or shocking thing you were laughing at, if …

Lifestyle

The Critic Who Refuted Trump’s World View—in 1916

The most sweeping rebuke to the Trump Administration’s ethnonationalist world view can be found in the July issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>. That it’s the July, <i>1916</i>, issue is a testament to how retrograde that world view is, and also to the prophetic insight of the essay’s author, Randolph Bourne, a young …

Culture

WORLDVIEW: After ballot, rational SA minds must prepare for another Zuma to lead ANC

In his superb book Fate of the Nation, Fulbright scholar and ISS founder Jakkie Cilliers makes a compelling case of how Zuma’s ANC has split into …

ANC

WORLDVIEW: Brazil – corrupt president, elections soon, showing way for SA

There is a clear political connection between the new South Africa and what happens in countries on the continent immediately to its west.This is a …

Brazil

Rise in globalism doesn't mean the end for nationalists

Are you more of a nationalist or a cosmopolitan? Or both?<p>Recent events suggest that a nationalist backlash to globalization is on the rise. The …

Globalization

Trump has been making ominous threats his whole life

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive …

North Korea

Former Warriors guard understands why Kyrie wants to leave LeBron

Pretty much everybody in the basketball world has voiced their opinion on the turmoil in Cleveland.On Wednesday morning, it was Gilbert Arenas' turn …

NBC Sports Bay Area

The Company That Knows Everything About You Is Now Punishing Thoughtcrimes

Google cut itself on its own sharp sword of woke-ness Tuesday morning.<p>The company that controls an enormous portion of the internet's data and …

Diversity

Trump’s world view ensures America will never be ‘first’

Donald Trump’s foreign policy is bereft of any overarching debate over the urgent threats confronting the United States and the entire global system. …

News (China)

WORLDVIEW: Geo-politics dominate so investors can reboot “developed country” premiums.

Quentin Wray reminds us that geopolitics has made a massive comeback in the First World, shaking some long held assumptions. A perspective which …

So far, yet so near: How Chinese media reports Africa

<i>Proper reporting on Africa demands physical field presence</i><p>Let me begin this "conversation" this way. A people’s world view, like the expression …

China

Google’s diversity memo captures a hard truth about conservative and liberal biases

By now, much of the internet has read the 10-page diversity memo written by a software engineer at Google. The document, obtained by Gizmodo, criticizes the tech giant’s diversity programs and takes aim at the left-leaning bias of Google’s culture.<p>The memo has provoked outrage from many readers, as …

Diversity

The Democrats should rethink their immigration absolutism

In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of …

Immigration

19 Profoundly Funny Scottish Tweets That Will Change Your Whole World View

"Imagine if toast was A4 size."

Scotland

An ancient education for modern democracy and global citizenship

In the ancient world, Hermes was god of connection, communication, and movement. As the messenger among immortals, he could transcend the barriers …

Globalization

Zakaria: Why Trump won

<b>(CNN) —</b> The real question of the 2016 presidential election isn't so much why did Donald Trump win, as why did he even get close?<p>After all, Trump was a totally unconventional candidate who broke all the rules and did things that would have destroyed anyone else running for president. So why did he …

WORLDVIEW: Venezuelan message for SA – dump Chavez, embrace Einstein

The reality of Julius Malema's vision played out in violence-wracked Venezuela, where its deeply unpopular president took a final step to …

Julius Malema

Castro's conundrum: finding a post-communist model Cuba can follow

When US President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on Cuba in June 2017, he professed his administration’s aim was to “encourage greater freedom …

Cuba

For many Mexicans, this government spying scandal feels eerily familiar

The National Palace in Mexico City has been home for Mexican ruling classes since the Aztec empire. Its main courtyard is adorned with a fountain …

Enrique Peña Nieto

Artist Ai Weiwei to receive Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has captured people’s attention internationally for his unrestrained criticism of global and national power structures. His art has delved into everything from state surveillance to the cruelties arising from the existence of borders and nationalism.<p>His exhibitions have …

News

Can Italy deal with its fascist past?

Recently, the Italian daily La Repubblica published an unusual and shocking beach story. Evidently, a private Venice swimming spot on the famous …

Fascism

WORLDVIEW: Amazon, AliBaba going head-to-head; the world’s gorilla war has begun

Africans understand that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. The saying applies just as well to the world’s exponentially growing …

Alibaba Group

Global series: Political sport

Sport is much more than a game, as fans everywhere would attest.<p>In the developing world, athletics can play an outsized role in society, serving as a …

Sport (UK)

Today’s Global Elites Are The Reason Imperialism Is Back

In the wake of the presidential election, we have all come face to face with two difficult truths. The West’s globalized liberal order is weak and …

Conservative View