Friday, March 6, 2015
  1. Politics

    Machiavelli in Euroland

    Harold James
    Politics

    Machiavelli in Euroland

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     emphasizes the importance of conviction to the effective exercise of political cunning.

    Machiavelli Statue Crashworks/Flickr

    More than 500 years after writing his famous political treatise The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli has reemerged as one of Europe's most popular political thinkers. And, indeed, at a time when economic policymakers are facing extraordinarily confusing challenges, he has some useful advice to offer. READ MORE

  2. Education

    One Hundred Years of Relativity

    Sabine Hossenfelder
    Education

    One Hundred Years of Relativity

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     celebrates the centennial of Einstein's famous theory with a look at what remains to be discovered.

    Black hole outer space Roxanne Ready/Flickr

    Albert Einstein's theory of relativity has provided fundamental insights into the history and nature of the universe, from the Big Bang to wormholes and evaporating black holes. But there is a flip side to Einstein's famous explanation of how the universe works: It has raised as many questions for scientists as it has answered. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, ET AL
    Business & Finance

    A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

    &  point out three key lessons of a British court's recent ruling on Argentina's interest payments.

    Gavel world globe earth Tori Rector/Flickr

    Last July, when US federal judge Thomas Griesa ruled that Argentina had to repay in full the "vulture" funds that had bought its sovereign debt at rock-bottom prices, the decision reverberated far and wide, affecting bonds issued in a variety of jurisdictions. Do US court rulings really apply to contracts executed in other countries? READ MORE

  4. Economics

    Realizing the Indian Dream

    Jim O'Neill
  5. Politics

    Bibi Goes to Washington

    Ian Buruma
    Politics

    Bibi Goes to Washington

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     says that, by alienating the US president, Israel's prime minister may have done both countries a favor.

    Netanyahu US Congress Yin Bogu/ZumaPress

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's ill-considered decision to accept congressional Republicans' invitation to Washington might be the best thing that could happen to Israel. It is in neither country's interest to be seen as the other's pawn. READ MORE

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