The New Shape of American Politics

An analysis of the forces at work in both parties which have dramatically altered the political landscape over the past twenty years—how they brought Ronald Reagan to power and how they will influence the race to succeed him in 1988.

The 1929 Parallel

Will the stock market crash? History may not repeat itself, argues the author of The Great Crash, but the dynamics of speculation are remorselessly constant, and they, along with other ominous indicators, give no comfort to optimism

Living With Fallout

An American abroad in Chernobyl's aftermath confronts the half-life of truth


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Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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