World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
In this issue: "Pitchfork Politics", by Yascha Mounk. The Tea Party and its European cousins have emerged from the enduring inability of democratic governments to satisfy their citizens' needs. Today's populist movements won't subside until the legitimate grievances driving them have been addressed.
Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia's natural sphere of interest.
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
"An eight hour rant"
With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history, a series of hidden events that makes a mockery of current debate.
"The Public on the Private" by Margaret Talbot; "Anyone? Anyone?" by Nick Paumgarten; "Lumia" by Gregory Zinman; "Alice's Wonderland" by Rebecca Mead; "Gravel" by Alice Munro; "Show Runners" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Anything Goes" by David Denby.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
Newly available evidence shows that the CIA engaged in pervasive political meddling and paramilitary action in Congo during the 1960s - and that the local CIA station chief directly influenced the events that led to the death of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically elected prime minister.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
"Uplifting and motivating"
"The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?": Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell. "Why Wendy's Wants to Conquer the Fast Food World With BBQ": Wendy's new artery-prodding menu stars BBQ pulled pork. "How Reebok Is Tackling One of the Sports World's Trickiest Problems": Reebok is on a quest to mitigate head injuries in young athletes. "Now Everyone Can Know What's in Their DNA": Counsyl is making genetic testing affordable, fast, and friendly. "Comedy is Getting Weirder": Tim and Eric are quietly redefining mainstream America's sense of humor.
Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year.
Scientific American is the most well-known and most highly-respected science and technology monthly in the world. It plays a vital role in bringing scientific and technological achievement to the attention of the general public.
The editorial staff of The New York Times creates a digest for fax, email, and electronic delivery to destinations all over the world.
"What Really Happened in Iran", by Ray Takeyh: Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.
"The New Science of Human Origins": Scientists have had to revise virtually every chapter of the human story. "Welcome to the Family": The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex-and more interesting-than anyone imagined. "Powers of Two": Monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today. "Still Evolving": For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly - and we're not done yet.
A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest, both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public, to help make our society into the kind of "village" that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. For more than 35 years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause.
Covering one of the most tumultuous decades in memory, from the wild and chaotic Clinton years through the sobering challenges of the ongoing War on Terror, Cavuto's words offer a window into our America at its best and its worst.
Reflecting on John Paul II's greatness, drawing on first-hand interviews to paint an intimate portrait of the new Pope, and boldly assessing the Church's current condition, God's Choice is an invaluable book for anyone seeking to understand the Catholic future and the larger human future the Church will help to shape.
"Leave out the politics"
This panel discussion about the war on terror was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
Barbara Kantrowitz, senior editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on education journalism, reports on why science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
For over 40 years Cracked was the best-selling humor magazine in the world...if you don't count Mad! A remarkable and amusing retrospective by author Mark Arnold, recounting the secret origins of the magazine, covering its history with former and future Mad and Marvel Comics contributors John Severin, Jack Davis, Don Martin, Bill Elder, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Al Jaffee, along with Cracked veterans Bill Ward, Don Orehek, George Gladir.
Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.
This month's issue features: Exclusive: Jennifer Lawrence speaks for the first time about her hacked nude photos and how she's handling the shocking invasion of her privacy. Tech: After the battle between Gates and Ballmer, can Microsoft's new CEO repair the damage? Investigation: Inside the case of the missing Stradivarius.
Michael Brein's Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 4 for October 2014 contains among the best travel stories from Michael's huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. The 10 travel tales that are featured for October, as well as each following month, include a fascinating mix of travel stories as well as a few brief vignettes.
In assembling an international coalition to combat ISIS, the United States has looked mostly to the Middle East and Europe, regions that it said face a direct threat from the militant Islamist group. But other parts of the world are just as anxious about ISIS - above all, Southeast Asia.
In this issue, you'll learn how one of the world's most renowned cancer researchers is gearing up for Plan B. You'll hear how a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son's DNA. You'll learn how one of China's internet giants is trying to challenge Silicon Valley's biggest companies. You'll hear about the mastermind behind Bitcoin and how he has the most power over its destiny. You'll learn how Apple's first smart watch appears to be the best of its kind. And you'll hear how Google's crack at a quantum computer is a bid to change computing forever.