An American goes abroad and sees for the first time all the exceptionalism and propaganda she unknowingly believes, getting an introduction into how other parts of the world think, and how they view the United States. Key reading for anyone raised in the States.
A blast from the past: remember when Manhattan was a Dutch possession? It was traded to the British for an equally tiny island in Indonesia. How is that other little island doing today?
Supply side problem, there is now so much demand for bomb-sniffing dogs around the world that they are in short supply.
Perhaps learning to live with the new reality is the best way forward? Here’s what it would look like, and why it’s politically unlikely.
Turns out, every year (usually) a prize is given out for the oddest book title. This year’s contest include Nipples on My Knee.
Interesting look at how Chinese media is becoming prevalent in East Africa, both hardware and content.
It’s been raging for years, and nothing seems to be improving. In fact, despite some treatments becoming more widely known, they have yet to be taken advantage of in large numbers. In parts of the Midwest, the epidemic is reaching levels previously seen with AIDS a few decades ago, and culture, if not public services, is beginning to recognise that fact.