Mario Vargas Lllosa on culture and democracy

The Storyteller

An Interview with Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Nobel Prize-winning novelist spoke with us about how the erosion of culture means the erosion of political liberty.

  Irshad Manji on dishonest diversity and free speech

Speak Unto Others

An interview with Irshad Manji

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The professor and author takes on the most explosive topic in contemporary politics -- identity -- in her newest book.

  Michael Oren on Israel as a world power

State of Israel

An Interview with Michael Oren

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The statesman and diplomat Michael Oren observed the workings of Israeli diplomacy closely as its ambassador to the U.S. Here he explains how and why the Jewish state is increasingly seen as a world power.

  Deborah Lipstadt on how anti-Semites go mainstream

Scapegoats

An Interview with Deborah Lipstadt

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A leading historian explains how the oldest hatred has captured more and more minds in our polarized era.

Going Viral

How phages can save the world from superbugs

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Phages are the latest weapon (and may be our last hope) in our fight against superbugs, argues a prominent epidemiologist in her new book The Perfect Predator.

Game of Phones

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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The race to control 5G standards and hardware is a key part of Chinese geostrategy. Why doesn't America have anything similar in its toolkit?

  Brian Jay Jones on Dr. Seuss and kids of all ages

Pure Nonsense

An Interview with Brian Jay Jones

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What made Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss? His biographer Brian Jay Jones explains how hard work, creativity, and respect for kids changed Ted Geisel into an icon.

Best Shot

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Robert Capa took a series of pictures of the Omaha landings. We spoke to Amanda Vaill about the mysteries around the photos and their creator.

Tragic Sense

How ancient tragedies can save modern politics

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Charles Edel and Hal Brands' new book explains how Sophocles and Thucydides hold valuable lessons for contemporary politicians.

  Nouriel Roubini on cryptocurrency and the blockchain

Crypto Inferno

An Interview with Nouriel Roubini

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A leading global economist explains why cryptocurrency and the blockchain are headed for disastrous irrelevance.