In mid-December, Apple named Duolingo—a piece of language-learning software—its 2013 iPhone app of the year. Since then, I swear every native English speaker of my acquaintance has suddenly begun guten tag-ing, buongiorno-ing, and comment ça va-ing. I myself have been habla-ing Español for the past three weeks, with Duolingo as my guide. Verdict so far? [...]
A terrorist plot to blow up the government’s high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, threatens to fulfill a Hopi prophecy that this world will be destroyed by poison rain.
Only the rebellious daughter of a Hopi clan leader, the maverick U.S. Army officer she once loved and lost, and a shaman with supernatural [...]
“In other words, the current state of affairs increases the chance of escalation. Nobody is sleepwalking in Beijing. It seems as though Washington is.”
If there are parallels to be drawn to 1914, they had better be the right ones. The prevailing narrative in Barack Obama’s administration seems to be drawn from Christopher Clark’s book [...]
Whether the PLAN is building four or 40, US analysts are saying that China needs to be taken seriously.
“It means that the PLA and the party are serious about operating carrier battle groups in the near and far seas by about 2020,” said Larry Wortzel, a senior member of the US-China Economic and Security [...]
There’s quite a bit of free German material available online from “the company.” You can get the vocabulary, audio, lists, workbooks and tests with this company’s material on it. Much of it comes straight from the company. Only the pictures will be missing.
You can start with flashcards built from the company’s vocabulary lists. These [...]
A Japanese government report on Friday said the economy was “recovering”, its first use of the word since the 2008 global financial crisis, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe works to revive years of tepid growth.
Tokyo’s monthly checkup on the world’s third-largest economy used some of its most upbeat language in years as it pointed [...]
Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization and radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance [...]
Ronald Reagan’s most-quoted living author – George Gilder – is back with an all-new paradigm-shifting theory of capitalism that will upturn conventional wisdom, just when our economy desperately needs a new direction.
America’s struggling economy needs a better philosophy than the college student’s lament: “I can’t be out of money, I still have checks in [...]
“Several new books on the origins of the Great War have been published recently which portray unsettling parallels between the world then and as it appears now.”
The new year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Several new books on the origins of the Great War have been published recently [...]