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The Porcupine’s Dilemma

The origins and effects of the Age of Self-Exposure.

2016
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An American in Berlin

The Clinton-Trump battle puts an American expat in the hot seat, and has him dreaming of how the United States could be more like Europe.

Amerimania
The Problem with Political Intimacy

Why American politicians so enthusiastically reveal their personal lives to us—and why they should knock it off.

The Happiness Imperative

Our modern cornucopia of consumer goods is supposed to make us happier, but it doesn't. Here's why.

The Unreal Thing

The question of authenticity has occupied some of the subtlest minds of the last century. Andrew Potter thinks the whole effort is a hoax.

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How do you solve a problem like Korea?

As Chinese businessmen protest the latest sanctions, will China’s cooperation on North Korea last?

Strategery

If you game it out, it’s not certain he will be able to pull it off.

Fracking Abroad

The UK could use that shale gas, but geology and public opinion remain major hurdles.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As the Sikkim border standoff festers, Sino-Indian tensions are flaring up in Kashmir.

Stupid Myths

President Trump made reference to a legend about General Pershing and pigs today. It’s untrue, and wouldn’t work. And he shouldn’t be tweeting it.

The North American Energy Boom

Build offshore oil rigs, not walls.

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