In the history of globalization, what was more successful — Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the Americas, or Vasco da Gama’s discovery of India?
In showing that the world has never been less violent, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker is at the forefront of the new outbreak of global optimism.
Scott Tong travels to China to discover how his great-grandfather saved the Tong family village during World War Two.
Scott Tong travels to China with his mother to track down their family history.
Scott Tong returns to China to find his grandmother’s old school in Nanchang.
Scott Tong’s quest to find a place that may no longer even exist: The ancestral Tong family village–Fu Ma Ying.
Why can’t the U.S. follow the example of other, truly democratic nations in limiting the influence that very rich people can have on elections?
To reach its full potential, Asia will need to overcome seven key challenges in the 21st century.
A review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fascinating new book.
Mark Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe” is a magisterial book.