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"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.
The September/October 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.
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: "Upholding Standards" by Amy Davidson; "The State of Debate" by Jill Lepore; "Wild Man" by Nick Paumgarten; "Vile Bodies" by Alexandra Schwartz.
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How the U.S. Supreme Court engages with the world.
I saw Hillary Clinton once working a rope line for more than an hour, a Secret Service man holding her firmly by the hips as she leaned over the rope and reached into the mass of arms and hands reaching out to her. She had learned the art of encountering the crowd and making it look personal.
"'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.
Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation in which it was easier to stop government from doing things than it was to use government to promote the common good.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
There are reasons other than his longevity why so many world leaders - among them the Chinese President Xi Jinping - continue to seek the counsel of Henry Kissinger, who stepped down as U.S. secretary of state close to four decades ago.
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.
We face instead a set of conventional, intractable systemic failures.
"Clinton Sick Days" by Amy Davidson; "President Trump" by Evan Osnos; "Twilight" by Ed Caesar; "Street Cred" by Adam Gopnik.
"Aziz Ansari: Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family" is from the June 26, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Aziz Ansari and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Startup Lessons From the Once-Again Hot Field of AI" is from the Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Steve Lohr and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Facebook's Zuckerberg Is Almost Ready to Show off His AI" is from CNET.com, published on August 29, 2016. It was written by Erin Carson and narrated by Rex Anderson.
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"The Fear Factor" by Steve Coll; "The Cuba Play by Jon Lee Anderson; "Lady Bits" by Ariel Levy; "Word of Mouth" by Hua Hsu; "Help" by Anthony Lane.
In the 1980s, every punk band had a song about racism, the classic of the genre being "Racism Sucks," by 7 Seconds, whose teenaged members had no doubt learned a great deal about the hard facts of black life on the almost exclusively white streets of Reno, Nev., in 1981. There was also the Dead Kennedys' "Nazi Punks F*** Off," also from 1981, Black Flag's "White Minority," Operation Ivy’s "Unity,” Minor Threat’s “Guilty of Being White" - it is a pretty big catalogue.
The Trump campaign, which limped into the end of summer beset by fading poll numbers and an erratic candidate, appears to have stabilized in recent weeks. Trump still trails Clinton as we head into the debates, but her lead has narrowed to its pre-convention levels. Nonetheless, the GOP’s path to the White House remains narrow. To win, Trump will have to carry three of the following four states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.
As a child, I was in love with America. From England, everything about the place just seemed marvelous. America was where the movies were set. It was where all the good roller coasters had been installed. It had cities with skyscrapers with romantic names: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the TransAmerica. Elvis had been an American, as had John Wayne. Marilyn Monroe, too. And above all - above absolutely everything else - Americans had been to the moon.
November's elections will represent a decisive fork in the road for our nation on any number of issues, but none may prove as important as the choice between preserving our constitutional system and embracing transnational progressivism.
Michael Grebe just quit his job as the head of an $840 million venture-capital firm. That's one way of looking at his retirement this summer as president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the country's largest and possibly most influential conservative philanthropic foundation, where he has spent the last 14 years leading an investment strategy whose goal is to promote limited government and free enterprise.
Bobby Jindal stepped down as Louisiana’s governor in January, and local and national coverage of his eight-year tenure would make you think that he had wrecked the state, leaving its finances in shambles and its public services reduced to Somalia-like levels. At first glance, Jindal’s low approval ratings and the desperate wails of his Democratic successor over the condition of the state’s budget seem to support this view. Closer examination, however, reveals a very different picture.
Good economic news came for liberals at just the right moment. As the mid-September polls showed Donald Trump closing the gap with Hillary Clinton, the Census Bureau reported that 2015 was the best year for middle-income households since it started keeping the records in 1967. Their incomes rose more than 5 percent. Poverty declined.
Ohio Stadium, or "The Shoe," is a sea of scarlet, gray, and white as fans stream in to see the Buckeyes face off against the University of Tulsa. Football here is a quasi-religious experience. But today, another set of fans is present. The school’s baseball team, drinking beer and lounging under a tent outside the stadium when a 60-year-old man materializes in its midst, starts cheering and chanting, "Rob! Rob! Rob!" - and then, moments later, "Portman! Port-man! Port-man!"
The October 10, 2016 issue of National Review.