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Archaeologists uncover stunning town built by Greeks in Italy 2,500 years ago read

Palatial building and luxurious imports signal that the Greek founders of Poseidonia in Italy were living high on the hog from pagan… Philippe Bohstrom Haaretz The discovery of a monumental building and priceless ceramics imported from Greece in excavations at Poseidonia shows for the first time how rich its… The founders hailed from… Archaeologists uncover stunning… Read More »

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

TOM STEYER ISN’T your average California tree… The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on Forbes’ wealthiest people list, with $1.61 billion—was once best known for turning $15 million into $30 billion in about two… NICK STOCKTON Wired But then he went hiking. Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a… The Billionaire on… Read More »

A threat to globalism

The G-20 convened its first summit during the global financial crisis in 2008, sending a signal to the world that emerging markets deserved a greater role in global finance and trade. John Defterios Arab News After the Trump administration last weekend shaped a final communique that was against free trade, many are beginning to question the future role of the G-20 and all the institutions born after World War II including the… A threat to… Read More »

Australia moves to weaken hate speech laws

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to water down language in discrimination law sparks debate on freedom versus tolerance John Power Asia Times A push by the Australian government to water down controversial hate speech laws has highlighted tensions between freedom of speech and racial harmony in one of the Asia-Pacific’s most multicultural nations. Prime Minister Malcolm… Australia moves to… Read More »

London attack: What security chiefs have long been preparing for

The carnage on Westminster Bridge and inside the grounds of Parliament is the attack that security chiefs here in the UK have long been preparing for. Dominic Casciani BBC News Terrorism looks not just to kill and maim – but to create panic and such a sense of disorder that it rocks a city or nation to its foundations. And this attacker… London attack: What… Read More »

Nuclear Weapons: The Most Overrated Weapon of War?

But since World War II, the United States has eschewed the use of nuclear weapons, even against capable non-nuclear opponents. Robert Farley The National Interest Because of the deep political complexity associated with their employment, the weapons simply have too little battlefield and strategic impact for the US to seriously entertain their use. We very occasionally… Nuclear Weapons: The… Read More »

Why we need the humanities more than ever, by the President of Yale

In our complex and interconnected world, we need leaders of imagination, understanding, and emotional intelligence—men and women who will move beyond polarizing debates and tackle the… Peter Salovey World Economic Forum To cultivate such leaders, we must value and invest in the… I am a psychologist by training, and I study human… Art, literature, history, and… Why we need… Read More »