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The End of an Era … for White Males

As demographics change, so does the definition of privilege.

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Farewell to Arms

Has American fiction lost its political edge?

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The Espionage Economy

U.S. firms are making billions selling spyware to dictators.

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New Credit Junkies

Emerging markets are developing a dangerous debt habit.

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The Making of the Modern Superheroine

Why comic-book crusaders have nothing on the real-life women who changed the world in 2015.

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Does Le Pen Read Houellebecq?

Why European intellectuals’ despair could herald the continent’s next wave of dangerous politics.

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Could American Spooks Provoke War with Beijing?

U.S. intelligence agencies are turning spy missions into provocations in the South China Sea.

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The Baby Benefits Club

Generous parental-leave policies at Netflix and Virgin might signal a shift in the global labor market.

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The Paradox of Power in the Network Age

Who, exactly, will claim the virtual high ground?

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Mexico’s Crude Capitalism

The country is providing a model for a new Latin American energy policy. But will it work?

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