Will the Next World War Start in the Middle East?
January 25, 2014
Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.
Q&A: How Worried Should We Be About Al-Qaeda Taking Over Fallujah?
January 08, 2014
A top middle east expert on just how much sway we have left
Do Readers Give Infographics a Free Pass?
November 22, 2013
Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism
Interview: Richard Dawkins Keeps Making New Enemies
October 28, 2013
Richard Dawkins first became famous for his pioneering work in evolutionary biology, but these days his reputation stems mostly from his no-holds-barred advocacy of atheism. On Twitter, his attacks on religion are blistering and relentless. Sample tweet: “I’m not ‘intolerant’ of your belief in a virgin birth. Please be tolerant of my right to tolerate your belief but call it stupid.” But in his new memoir, An Appetite For Wonder, Dawkins reveals a softer side. The book covers his childhood—including his struggles with a stammer and nasty teachers—and his discovery of the beauty of science.
The New Deal's Debut Wasn't Smooth Sailing, Either
October 24, 2013
Alf Landon has been largely forgotten by history, but conservatives today ought to refresh their memories.
Isaac Chotiner: There are these faceless Republicans on the Hill, this Tea Party Caucus, and we see them saying crazy things in the newspaper. But who are they? I was just wondering how much interaction you had with them when you were in Congress.
The Andrew Wylie Rules
October 07, 2013
Learning from Andrew Wylie
Today is big for Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Larry King: "This Is One of the Worst Periods I’ve Ever Seen"
September 30, 2013
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights this week, while Keith Olbermann fulfills a contractual obligation to TBS that predates his recent return to ESPN, Olbermann’s eponymous nightly show will be hosted by Larry King.
The Woman Behind Wikileaks on What the Biopic Gets Wrong
September 25, 2013
It’s a few weeks before the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate goes into wide release, but the film is already making news.