A wistful looking-back has become a driving force for nationalist movements the world over, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of Brexit. But, as seven recent books show, the Brexiteers’ yearning for a return to their country’s imperial past is not just fanciful, but dangerous, says
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
Way, way back in 1964 — when transatlantic telephone calls had to be booked hours in advance, and no office was without the clatter of typewriters and supplies of carbon paper — the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke contemplated a future world of instant global communication.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
Citigroup is sounding the alarm bells for the world economy. In a new analysis, the New York-based bank’s chief economist, Willem Buiter, said there is a 55% chance of some form of global recession in the next couple of years, most likely one of moderate depth and length.
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