If BRICs want to grow as rich as today's powers, they'll have to find a new model, because the Industrial Revolution could only happen once.
A new book by an American raising her kids in Paris is being met with skepticism, and some charges of stereotyping, by the actual French mothers it so highly praises.
Presidential candidate François Hollande wants to channel Franklin Roosevelt, with a twist.
The British royal family is an expensive anachronism and little more.
When the noted and controversial scholar Tony Judt fell fatally ill,Yale professor Timothy Snyder stepped forward to write one last book with him. Here, Snyder recalls the collaboration and the legacy Judt left behind.
The money the military spends on R&D today impacts the defense capabilities of the country decades from now.
The controversy reveals that we wrongly assume, with dangerous implications for public health, that women who get breast implants must be rich.
A conversation with Alan Lightman about his new book, "Mr. g"
What America can learn from a reprehensible French bill that would criminalize denying the Armenian genocide
The continent's long-held American presence is being scaled back, but that might be an opportunity for the European Union to take more of a leadership role.
Letting people read and dismiss Hitler freely would do more to combat fascism than the de facto prohibition on Nazi literature
To understand the Scottish secession movement, just look at the problems in the European Union
The normally Republican-phobic continent is taking a surprising shine to the lead GOP candidate, which it sees as a champion against the fringe
How the winter holiday has guided international events, for better and for worse
Instead of listening to shopping-mall versions of 'The Sugar Plum Fairy,' revisit the original, as well as these other, fantastic holiday classical works
The American tech giant is unpopular in France, so why is Sarkozy, who faces poor prospects for reelection, suddenly courting them?
What Karl Marx might say about UK Prime Minister David Cameron's veto of a euro-saving treaty: capitalism made him do it
A very public argument over a proposed law between a male feminist group and prostitutes' unions is raising issues of gender, law, and desire
America under the Articles of Confederation was a mess, not unlike Europe today. Could it lead to a stronger European Union?
Unfortunately, climate policy really is a matter of money, and Europe doesn't have any to spare right now