Cracking the da Vinci code

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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.

What King Salman Is Thinking

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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

Why Europe Is Falling Apart

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Catalonia's independence vote has presented Spain with its gravest political crisis since the civil war.

Kafka, Scorsese, and More

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Kafka’s insistence that “it's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves” may be the best diagnosis of Trump yet.

Europe Under Pressure

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Germany's former defense minister explains the pressures Europe faces and his worries about its future.

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