Foreign Policy

A Way out of the Gaza Trap
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A Way out of the Gaza Trap

By Jean-Pierre Filiu, author of Gaza: A History One person has been enjoying every minute of this summer’s fifty-day war on Gaza. He was known formerly as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, until he…

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Politics & Culture

The American Cult of Bombing
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The American Cult of Bombing

By William J. Astore via Tomdispatch.com When you do something again and again, placing great faith in it, investing enormous amounts of money in it, only to see indifferent or even negative…

Is Climate Change Making us Ill?
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Is Climate Change Making us Ill?

By DW “More extreme and recurring heat periods and weather events, spreading diseases: Climate change has a huge impact on the life on our planet. But what impact does it have on…

Lauren Bacall’s Best Lines
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Lauren Bacall’s Best Lines

via “Layla Raymanova” “here’re Lauren Bacall’s (1924-2014) best lines from the movie TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.” Little-known fact: Lauren Bacall and former Israeli president Shimon Peres are first cousins, both with…