Hollywood pioneer Lawrence Levy talks about how he and Steve Jobs transformed Pixar and what that can teach us about finding meaning in life. read more
The Saudi Crown Prince is consolidating power with possibly destabilizing results. We spoke with noted Saudi Arabia expert F. Gregory Gause III about what's ahead for the Kingdom. listen to this podcast
The victory of the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution happened 100 years ago last week. Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum explains the how and why. read more
Myanmar's Rohingya people are fleeing the country by the hundreds of thousands, creating a humanitarian catastrophe that some international authorities are calling the result of ethnic cleansing. listen to this podcast
As Saudi Arabia undergoes apparent political purges, take a look at this excellent primer on the mind of King Salman and his designated successor Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from noted expert on the Kingdom F. Gregory Gause III.
ON THIS DAY IN 1977 . . .
Antiquity may be over, but who said there still isn’t more of it to be found? On this day in history — November 8, 1977 — Manolis Andronicos made a field... read more
Today is the 95th anniversary of the abdication of Mehmed the Sixth, the last Ottoman emperor. The fall of that empire paved the way, of course, for the rise of Mustafa Kemal and the eventual formation of the Turkish Republic. listen to this podcast
WHY FREE TRADE IS THE ULTIMATE PRO-WORKER POSITION
If there’s one thing that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders can agree on, it’s that they don’t like free trade. Our publisher Richard Hurowitz explains why they are both dead wrong.
MY NAME IS RED
Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red is set in 1591, a time when the Ottomans had not even begun their famous siege of Vienna yet. Suleiman the Magnificent has died — and so has his... read more
If there’s one thing that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders can agree on, it’s that they don't like free trade. They are both dead wrong. read more
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we spoke to debt expert Greg Clark about what's really going with the Puerto Rico debt crisis. listen to this podcast
John Hannah on the Kurds; Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean; Darling; the real resistance. read more
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