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Staff Favorites: Our 10 Best Stories Of 2017

Staff Favorites: Our 10 Best Stories Of 2017

A Call To Philosophers: Join The Fray, Help Fix Our World

Our era of authoritarian rulers and "alternative facts' makes the guiding light of philosophy more vital than ever.

SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG



Xi Jinping's Dream Megacity To Burnish His Legacy

Ground has been broken on the signature domestic project of the Chinese leader's next term. It is meant to be a massive model city of innovation, forever linked to Xi's Chinese Dream.

LES ECHOS



After 40 Years, Bidding Adieu To Versailles

Béatrix Saule knows the Palace like the back of her hand. About to retire, she tells all — from introducing vacuums to handling selfies problems, to her "views' on contemporary art.

LE FIGARO


How Death Makes Us Human — For Now

Thinking of death is inherent to being human. Technological advances, like so many human activities, reflect our desire to avoid it. But that may all be bound to change.

CLARIN



Your Ego Online, Psychoanalysis In The Social Media Age

Because the narcissist boom, the symptom of our times, will never give access to the desire and the secret of the being. Screenwriting your life online will never stem anxiety.

LE MONDE



Generation Putin, Taking The Temperature Of Russian Youth

Ahead of next year's presidential election, where Vladimir Putin will seek a fourth term, young people in Russia are divided over the country's future.

KOMMERSANT



How Did Turkey Become Isolated So Quickly?

It wasn't long ago that Turkey was a nation envied around the world for growing freedoms and a growing economy. Things have changed fast.

CUMHURIYET



In Turin, Good News Buried With A Lover's Bench

Riding their bicycles along the banks of the Po river last Sunday, a university professor and his wife came upon a scene that caught their attention.

LA STAMPA



Part I: When President Trump Meets President Macron

Part II: When President Trump Met President Le Pen

Three months before the French presidential election, Worldcrunch's Marc Alves imagined the two possible outcomes for our True Fiction series. Enlightening reads, particularly in hindsight.

TRUE FICTION

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Hungary’s Russia Energy Veto, Palestine Flare-Up, Asteroid Close Shave

Mourners carry the body of one of the nine Palestinians who were killed by Israeli troops on Thursday, during a raid in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

Ginevra Falciani, Inès Mermat and Laure Gautherin

👋 Azul!*

Welcome to Friday, where Viktor Orbán says Hungary will veto any European sanctions aimed at Russian nuclear energy, violence erupts in the West Bank a day after nine Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops, and phew, a minibus-sized asteroid brushes past the Earth. Meanwhile, Hong Kong-based digital media The Initium looks at how China’s poor management and distribution of COVID-19 medication have led people to turn to generic drugs of questionable safety.

[*Tarifit, Northern Morocco]

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