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The Senseless Death of Mr. Palmyra

The war on culture unfolding in Syria, and the 83-year-old archaeologist who became its latest casualty.

The Cable

New York Says ‘Nyet’ to Moving Remains of Russian Composer

Russia wants the remains of its most famous composer returned.

Tea Leaf Nation

China’s Sexual Revolution Will Be Televised, Awkwardly

Beijing's unwillingness to acknowledge a sexual revolution has helped boring sex tapes go wildly viral.

Best Defense

Macbeth and the occupation of Iraq

The other night I went to see Dunsinane, a play about the English occupation of Scotland after the death of Macbeth.

Passport

Indian Zoroastrians Are Suing Snoop Dogg for Insulting Their Religion

Members of the Zoroastrian Parsi community in India are furious with American rapper Snoop Dogg, and they’re taking their anger to court.

Argument

Just What Makes a ‘Good European’?

Nietzsche, Merkel, and the long, strange history of an elusive idea. (Hint: They don’t listen to Wagner.)

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If Only the World Could Fail Like Americans Do

Crises from the EU to China to the Middle East might become opportunities for bigger wins tomorrow.

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