World Beat Newsletter

The Talented Tenth

When will we wean ourselves of the delusion that a talented tenth -- be they entrepreneurs or technocrats or pundits -- will deliver us from poverty and the other ills of the world?

Blaming Turkey

There's plenty to criticize in Turkey's conduct. But is it really an evil puppet master?
The trillion-dollar war bill and a half-billion-dollar jet fighter engine are connected in a way that goes beyond their status as budget items.

The Breakup

Some countries are starting to think that it's time to move on from the USA.

Nuclear Follies

Are we in the process of giving up our nuclear addiction, or is this just flimflam from an addict who refuses to go cold turkey?
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