Turkey Joins the Scramble for the Middle East

Feb 19, 2020

There was a time, not so long ago, when the idea of Turkish troops placing their boots on non-Turkish soil was almost unthinkable. Turkey might bomb Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Iraq, Turkish aircraft might skirmish occasionally with Greek counterparts, but no one got their boots...

Past Scandals Come Into Focus at Modigliani’s Centenary in Livorno

Feb 14, 2020

The Italian city of Livorno is rounding up an exhibition featuring many works of one of its most famous residents, Amedeo Modigliani. The exhibition, called “Modigliani and the Montparnasse adventure: Masterpieces from the Netter and Alexandre collections,” featured 26 paintings and drawings...

Emmanuel Macron’s War on Welfare

Feb 13, 2020

France is in chaos. For the last five years, the land of wine, cheese and chateaux has dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons: a series of terror attacks, the yearlong mobilization by the gilets jaunes, and now the longest transport strike in over two decades that crippled Île-de-France...

Understanding Our Place in the Grander Whole

Feb 12, 2020

In an interview with theoretical physicist Brian Greene, The Guardian’s science editor, Ian Sample, questioned the author of the recently published “Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe” on the themes he develops in his book. The interview...

The Tragedy of Joe Biden: The Power Behind the Power

Feb 06, 2020

Expected to be the leading Democratic candidate for president, it has now been confirmed that, according to the nearly complete reported results, former Vice President Joe Biden has landed with a thud in a “distant fourth place.” For the past year, he had been cast in the role of the candidate...

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