Friday, July 25, 2014
  1. The Facebook Furor

    Esther Dyson

    The Facebook Furor


     explores the roots of public outrage over the social-networking site's psychological experiment.

    Mark Zuckerberg Josh Lowensohn/Flickr

    A pyschological experiment conducted by Facebook on nearly 700,000 unwitting users has sparked widespread outrage, with users accusing the company of manipulating them to advance its own interests. But such complaints miss the point. READ MORE

  2. World Cup America

    Anne-Marie Slaughter
  3. From Beethoven to Beijing

    Chris Patten

    From Beethoven to Beijing


     ponders what the opera "Fidelio" has to tell us about China today.

    Hong Kong Victoria Harbor Hong Kong/Rick Chan/Flickr

    Much of the history of the two centuries since the opera "Fidelio" was first performed have centered on the quest for freedom that Beethoven honored. On the whole, liberty has triumphed, though the struggle is not yet over, as recent protests in Hong Kong have shown. READ MORE

  4. Truth and Consequences

    Alan Doss

    Truth and Consequences

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    &  show why efforts at post-conflict justice are so often a source of frustration for victims.

    Truth or Consequences kxlly/Flickr

    It is all too easy for political leaders to ignore victims or suppress the truth in their quest to end ethnic, religious, or ideological conflict and violence. But recognizing victims’ rights is an indispensable condition for lasting peace. READ MORE

  5. A Class of Its Own

    Dani Rodrik

    A Class of Its Own


     explains why the super-rich are mistaken to believe that they can dispense with government.

    Rich People Private Jets Jason Mrachina/Flickr

    If today's super-rich believe that they no longer need to rely on their national governments, they are making a huge mistake. The reality is that the stability and openness of the markets that produce their wealth have never depended more on government action. READ MORE

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