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The 2015 State of the Union, by Google Autocomplete

What the world’s search engine tells us about the state of the American psyche. Hint: It is not “strong.”

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Wherefore Art Thou Luomiou?

Shakespeare is booming in China. But translating the Bard’s greatest works isn’t as clear as a summer’s day.

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The Front Line Within

The 'Charlie Hebdo' attack reminds us that it’s our response to extremist violence that determines its success or failure.

Best Defense

Yes, Marcus. They did die in vain.

The most popular post on Best Defense in 2014.

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When All Else Fails, Hack Hollywood

Kim Jong Un isn’t afraid of Seth Rogen and James Franco. He’s afraid of the world focusing its attention on his regime’s true crimes.

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How to Make a Skyscraper Invisible

How did the city that gave the world the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Pyramid become so afraid of bold construction?

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