In the twenty-first century geopolitics might well take its metaphors from geology, as the state system of international relations gets shaken to its foundations
East Asian technocrats and modernists in Beijing, among others, are eagerly embracing an updated Confucianism -- even as scholars in the West ask some eyebrow-raising questions. Did the Chinese sage really exist? If so, did he have much to do with the religious and ethical system that bears his name? Could Confucianism have been invented by Jesuit missionaries?
Jacob had never in his life seen his father or grandfather call for help while on the water. He had been thinking of his mother's shepherd's pie, but now he saw what he should have seen before
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The vote to create an independent regional authority did not come automatically to Wales, as it did to Scotland. The startlingly close vote reveals much about a nation that has both embraced and resisted a colonial mentality
The place to experience the height of northern-Italian elegance isn't where most people think
The reissued official Callas discography reveals the art that will last, which the diva's image often obscures
A valiant proposal to give every American twenty-one-year-old the same chance to prosper (or fail)
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A selection of terms that have newly been coined, that have recently acquired new currency, or that have taken on new meanings, compiled by the executive editor of the