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The Human Condition
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Old Advice

Two pundits—one ancient and one modern—explore the past, present, and future of old age.

Narcos
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Cocaine’s Trail of Blood

Tracking the cocaine trade back to its heart in Colombia.

Economic History
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The End of a Dream?

America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.

Instrumental History
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Tighten Up the Hide

Laurent Dubois’s history of the banjo is a worthy contribution, even if it strikes a few discordant notes.

Islam and Diversity
The Moroccan Difference

How four men—three Muslims and a Jew—represent Morocco in all its complexity.

21st century troubles
The Second Nuclear Age Updated

We’ve slipped into a second nuclear age, though most of the West hasn’t noticed. This one is a lot more complicated and a lot less stable.

Ganglands
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Latin America’s gangs terrorize its citizens and corrode its institutions. The rest of the world should beware their influence.

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The Last Minority

How bad are things for conservatives in academia?

History Misused
The Malthusian Holocaust

Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.

Second Amendment
Gunned Down

The NRA has spun a story of the Second Amendment’s origins that has nothing to do with its real ones.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Li Keqiang’s trip Down Under aimed to shore up Australian support for Chinese trade, with mixed results.

Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.

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