In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and “furriners” are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they’re practically subhuman.
Congressional hawks are putting on a show in Washington, and they’ve invited the Israeli prime minister to guest star. Who else might fit the bill?
What the humble Neanderthal can teach us about war, peace, climate, and getting along.
There’s a battle coming for the soul of Europe, and the far right is rallying like it’s 1099.
Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
Can video games crowdsource more democratic solutions to the world’s problems?
A few Americans are held hostage by al-Qaeda. The rest of us are held hostage by the U.S. overreliance on military force.
Ferguson put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.
Democracy has become more about bureaucratic procedure and less about the people.
Today, Asia is like the Kardashian clan: wealthy, contentious, and all up in the public’s face.