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"
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.
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.
CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Director Richard Betts, RAND Senior Political Scientist Rick Brennan, Georgetown Professor Daniel Byman and Brookings Fellow Jeremy Shaprio, and former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Peter Tomsen debate the lessons of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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.
U.S. and European officials need to understand how Russia really thinks about foreign policy. To resolve the Ukraine crisis and prevent similar ones from occurring in the future, they need to get better at putting themselves in Moscow's shoes.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
This month's issue features: Exclusive: Bradley Cooper has always been willing to take risks, but the Academy Award-nominated actor reaches a new dimension with this month's American Sniper. Plus: Maureen Orth on the world's most powerful leader - Angela Merkel.
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.
"World Changing Ideas for 2014": Ten problem-solving, planet improving, life-saving advances set to drive progress in the years ahead. "Fossil Hunting in the Milky Way": Astronomers are digging up remnants of small galaxies that our Milky Way shredded and ate long ago. "Pain That Won't Quit": The prospects for treating chronic pain are improving.
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The cover story in this issue explains how creativity and brilliance arises in all of us. Then, we'll take a look at the latest theories behind the experience commonly known as 'deja-vu'. Also, we'll learn about a mental breakdown that causes apathy so extreme it could become deadly, as well as Capgras syndrome, a perception disorder that causes people to think their loved ones have been replaced by extraterrestrial body doubles.
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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.
Responding to Mearsheimer's controversial essay blaming the West for the Ukraine crisis, McFaul and Sestanovich put the blame back on Putin and his ideological extremism, denying that NATO expansion provoked him. Mearsheimer replies.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who trained as a cellular biologist before he left France to become a student of Buddhism in the Himalayas; Antoine Lutz, a research scientist at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research; and Richard J. Davidson, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, report on how neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
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"Torture and the Truth", by Jane Mayer; "# Activism", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Can AIDS Be Cured?", by Jerome Groopman; "The Big Kill" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Material Question" by John Colapinto; and "Living History", by David Denby.
Today, orphanages are common in many parts of the world. But a look at young people who spent their childhoods in institutions in Romania reveals just how developmentally damaging such places can be.
In this issue, stories by Orange Prize winner Zadie Smith, National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner, and New York Times journalist Luke Mogelson; poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashbery, Frederick Seidel, and Dorothea Lasky.
In this issue, stories by Chilean novelist Alejandro Zambra, David Gates, and Atticus Lish; an essay by David Searcy; and poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn, Karen Solie, and National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner.
In this issue, stories by Orange Prize winner Zadie Smith, Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh, and J. D. Daniels; an essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrea Barrett; and poetry by United States Poet Laureate Charles Simic, Whiting Writers' Award winner Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips.
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The past few weeks have seen a wave of Muslims from all around the world joining the ranks of ISIS. Although most of the attention has been on those coming from the United States and Europe, the bulk of foreign fighters has actually come from places like Turkey, from which the flow of jihadists is particularly puzzling.