The Atlantic (April 2016)

The Atlantic:

Join inspiration leaders worldwide of their research and dialogue of international affairs, politics, the financial system and cultural tendencies. considering that its founding in 1857, The Atlantic has released top writers' observation on abolition, schooling, and important modern political concerns in addition to introducing the voices of recent writers and poets.

This electronic variation of The Atlantic includes the entire articles, information tales and editorials from the print journal and is dropped at your corner and electronic locker while the print variation is released.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Atlantic (April 2016) PDF

Best culture books

Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia covers the whole lot of the Celtic global, either via time and throughout geography. even though emphasizing the components the place Celtic languages and traditions live on into the current, the paintings doesn't moderate the reaches of the Celtic empire, which was once the biggest language and cultural crew on the earth ahead of the increase of Rome. In a few 1,500 articles, many representing unique study by means of the best Celtic students, the paintings covers the Celts from prehistory to the current, giving complete therapy to all subject matters from fable to track, faith to rulers, literature to language, executive to video games, and all themes in between.

Entry into the wealthy global of Celtic scholarship has been tough: The to be had details needs to be teased out of dense scholarly tomes or light-weight books emphasizing such well known parts of Celtic culture as wee humans, Druids, and blue-painted pagans. whereas this paintings treats these themes inside of its vast scope, the knowledge is gifted as scholarship, with no the pop patina.

Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures

For greater than 30 years, well known anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, learning the mysteries of sacred vegetation and celebrating the world’s conventional cultures. His ardour as an ethnobotanist has introduced him to the very heart of indigenous lifestyles in areas as distant and various because the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural panorama of Haiti.

Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)

"Scaffolding" is an idea that's turning into commonplace throughout disciplines. This e-book investigates universal threads in different functions of scaffolding, together with theoretical biology, cognitive technological know-how, social thought, technology and expertise reports, and human improvement. regardless of its frequent use, the concept that of scaffolding is usually given brief shrift; the participants to this quantity, from quite a number disciplines, provide a extra totally built research of scaffolding that highlights the position of temporal and transitority assets in improvement, greatly conceived, throughout ideas of tradition, cognition, and evolution.

The Best Business Writing 2013

An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has known as "riveting and indispensable," the simplest company Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic dating with politics, tradition, and lifestyles. This year's decisions comprise John Markoff ( manhattan instances) on suggestions in robotic expertise and the decline of the manufacturing facility employee; Evgeny Morozov ( New Republic) at the questionable price of the preferred TED convention sequence and the assumption in the back of it; Paul Kiel ( ProPublica) at the ripple results of the continued foreclosures main issue; and the notorious op-ed by means of Greg Smith, released within the manhattan instances, asserting his holiday with Goldman Sachs over its buying and selling practices and corrupt company ethos.

Extra info for The Atlantic (April 2016)

Sample text

He placed blame not on Boehner but on the other Republicans in Congress who had insisted on a cuts-only approach that Obama chastised as unfair because it spared the wealthy alone any sacrifice. He expressed alarm at the dire consequences, including the first time in history that the nation’s AAA credit rating would be downgraded, and decried a six-month extension of the debt limit as irresponsible. ”20 Boehner followed with his own address from the Capitol to push the Republican narrative: “President Obama came to Congress in January and requested business as usual—yet another routine increase in the debt limit.

The bill also included a constitutional amendment to balance the budget that would cap spending at 18 percent of GDP, well below recent levels and requiring far more draconian cuts, given population growth and the aging society. Not surprisingly, President Obama said he would veto the bill if sent to him. ” . . House Speaker John Boehner confirmed a POLITICO report that he had met again privately with President Obama at the White House on Sunday to try to get the debt talks back on track. But ignoring Obama’s veto warning, Boehner will press ahead Tuesday with House votes on a revised debt ceiling bill that shows no signs of compromise on the spending and tax policy differences behind the crisis.

As National Journal reported in its study of roll call voting in the 111th Congress, for the first time in modern history, in both the House and Senate, the most conservative Democrat is slightly more liberal than the most liberal Republican. 12 Similar patterns are apparent among party activists of all sorts—delegates to national party conventions, local opinion leaders, issue advocates, donors, and participants in nominating caucuses and primaries. 13 Contrary to the impression left by many stories in the press, members of the public have also been caught up in partisan polarization, although this varies a good deal by their degree of attachment to one of the parties, their level of information about politics and public affairs, and whether they vote.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 12 votes