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"Pretty Good, but could be Great"
The September/October 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.
"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.
In this issue: "The Distant Shore" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Love in Translation" by Lauren Collins; and "Status Update" by Adelle Waldman.
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious and ill-fated projects in the history of American print journalism.
"If you like Frank Deford, you'll love this book"
The July/August 2016 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.
"Hey Democrats, Do More Than Talk: J.D. Vance" is from the July 28, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by J.D. Vance and narrated by Paige McKinney .
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"
In this issue: "The Way Out" by Amy Davidson; "Family First" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Total Recall" by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Be Kind, Rewind" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Sharp Notes" by Anthony Lane.
"Oliver Sacks's Posthumous Gift: 'Gratitude'" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Heller McAlpin and narrated by Jill Melancon.
In this issue: "The Heart of the Deal", by Amy Davidson; "A Daughter’s Death", by Jennifer Gonnerman; "The Man Who Wouldn’t Sit Down", by William Finnegan; and "Out of Sight", by Rania Abouzeid.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
We have a problem - not a problem from hell, but one that claims to come from heaven. That problem is sometimes called radical, or fundamentalist, Islam, and the self-styled Islamic State is just its latest iteration.
"Anti-Ageing Gin Makes You Look Younger as You Get Drunker" is from CNET.com, published on April 22, 2016. It was written by Andrew Hoyle and narrated by Rex Anderson
"I'm a Professional YouTuber and I Think You Should Put down Your Phone" is from the October 17, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jefferson Bethke and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"The Evolution of Simplicity" is from the November 04, 2015 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.