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The July/August 2016 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
"Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" is from the May 29, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Alain De Botton and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
"Fine Taleb, but repeats some themes in other books"
"J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Max Lucado: Trump Doesn't Pass the Decency Test" is from the Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Lucado and narrated by Jill Melancon.
The May/June 2016 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
In this issue: "Opening Doors" by Jelani Cobb; "The Big Uneasy" by Nathan Heller; "Sting of Myself" by Jane Mayer; "The Metamorphosis" by Joshua Rothman; "Descendants" by Laura Miller.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Marijuana Grows as Big Business in California" is from the April 11, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Ian Lovett and narrated by Kristi Burns.
CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique whose acronym could become its own word, as familiar in the future as “radar” and “laser” are today. Its full name is gibberish to most people: “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.” Its possible effects, though, are easy to understand.
"Dave Eggers Journeys Into Alaska in ‘Heroes of the Frontier’" is from the April 04, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"College Admissions Shocker!" is from the March 29, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say" is from the April 11, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Mike Mcphate and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Revisiting 'Pirates of Silicon Valley', the Original Steve Jobs Movie" was published on October 17, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Rich Trenholm and narrated by Rex Anderson.
"The Undiscovered Earth" is from the Science section of The New York Times. It was written by David Roberts and narrated by Kristi Burns.
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I drove home from the doctor’s office as sad and depressed as I’d ever been in my life. Sitting on the seat beside me were two bags. One contained a small bottle of Ambien, to help me sleep. The other contained sample boxes of Lexapro, an antidepressant. For the last three months - the three months since I’d come home from Iraq - I’d been unable to sleep. Every night at ten o’clock, no matter how tired I was, I’d come alive. I’d feel that familiar tension.
Jung Gwang-il does something unusual for a living: He sends information via helicopter drones into North Korea. The drones bear USB sticks and SD cards, which contain South Korean television shows, American movies, and more. This "more" includes videos of North Korean defectors, telling people back home what the outside world is like.
An immigrant of Middle Eastern origin. A gay club. An act of violence aimed at killing or maiming untold dozens of people. Neither the word “Muslim” nor the word “Islam” appears in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s report on Musab Masmari’s 2014 arson attack on a Seattle gay club. But there’s a lot that isn’t in that article, including the fact that the arsonist, later arrested with a one-way ticket to Turkey in his pocket, had served as a “cultural ambassador” from the Arabic speaking world.
The July 11, 2016 issue of National Review.
Donald Trump has changed his positions, and maybe even his views, on a lot of issues over the years. On one issue, though, he has been remarkably consistent for decades. He was hostile to free trade in the 1980s, when he complained that Japanese businessmen would "knock the hell out of our companies" and were "buying all of Manhattan." And he is hostile to free trade today.
Once a party of ideas, the GOP has degenerated into being a party of personalities. Nothing shows this more clearly than the career of Clarence Thomas, whom a Republican president of moderate sensibilities nominated to the US Supreme Court 25 years ago this month. Whereas Donald Trump has taken liberal positions on everything from the minimum wage to the Second Amendment, Thomas has over the years articulated a robust version of conservatism.
Washington is broken. The federal government is a fiscal basket case, $19 trillion in debt and running massive annual deficits as far as the eye can see. It is an abysmal steward of our economy, managing dysfunctional tax and regulatory systems that expand opportunity for the well-connected while strangling it for everyone else. And it imposes thousands of petty laws on the American people every year without rhyme or reason, while failing to seriously consider solutions to our real national challenges.
Bill Buckley was one of the first to suggest there was trouble brewing on campus when he published God and Man at Yale in 1951. He argued that Yale University was doing more to strengthen students’ belief in godlessness and Communism than in Christianity and capitalism. It was an early warning. In the 1960s and 1970s, when universities were the churning center of the anti-war movement, with students rioting against campus police and occupying administrative buildings.