Issues / War & Peace

Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.
Good news: The Pentagon has a new report on the urgent challenge of global warming. Bad news: it's all about adapting to the coming changes rather than preventing them from happening.

The Sum of Our Fears

What we see on our screens has primed us to make the obvious mistake of worrying overmuch about improbable threats and worrying undermuch about the more probable ones.
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