The point is to be publicly robbed of dignity, in a way that draws attention to policies and registers a public protest against them
Visiting Ezra Pound's sole autobiographer reveals the madness and insight of an anti-Semite
Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant electronic surveillance? Radical though it may seem, early experiments suggest that such a science-fiction scenario might cut crime, reduce costs, and even prove more just.
The failure of the PJAK, a Kurdish paramilitary group, shows how ruthlessly Tehran is capable of dealing with its internal enemies
For some, the burqa and niqab may offer welcome opportunities to live in anonymity
Witches are overwhelming the courts in the Central African Republic. And that may be a good thing.
How the Icelandic volcano could potentially cause a climate-change whiplash.
How an Afghan pilot became a cosmonaut—and a fugitive
Reduced to wielding cudgels, the Lord's Resistance Army is as outmatched as any insurgency could be. So why can't it be stopped?
In Qom, the site of Iran’s secret uranium-enrichment facility, the Islamic Revolution remains as strong as ever.
How a Lebanese mullah found happiness in Paraguay