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Essays

Aug 18th 2016

There has been talk, in the pages of the New York Times and elsewhere, that the two political parties may be in the process of reversing their traditional demographics.

Aug 18th 2016

A Paris prosecutor recently called for the former CEO and six senior managers of telecoms provider, France Télécom, to face criminal charges for workplace harassment.

Aug 13th 2016

The world’s most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger.

Aug 13th 2016

All we can ever hope to do, Sigmund Freud once wrote, is “to change neurotic misery into common unhappiness”.

Aug 11th 2016

Donald Trump is not an aberration in the modern Republican Party, though many would wish it were so.

Aug 6th 2016

It may seem that wise, strong people typically have gone through a few hard times in their lives. By comparison, those who have led a very sheltered and privileged life often appear to crack more easily under pressure.

Aug 3rd 2016

Nature is good for us – surely nobody has missed that fact.

Jul 15th 2016

I served as an police officer and a detective for more than 12 years, and I have felt a particular connection to the the tragic events of recent weeks.

Jul 9th 2016

A half-century ago, there was a predictable quality to the way presidential nominees selected their running mates. They would do so at their nominating conventions in a moment of often high drama.

Jul 9th 2016

The very long (and indeed very long awaited) report of the Chilcot Inquiry was finally published in London on July 6th.

Jul 5th 2016


"Wiesel’s greatness was to have remained, under all circumstances, one of those humble Jews whom he considered the crown of humanity."

Jul 1st 2016

During the 1960s, three great artists used nature as their canvas: Yves Klein painted the sky, Robert Smithson sculpted the earth, and Nicolas Garcia Uriburu painted the water.

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