Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.
Monday, December 30
A bungled operation in Honduras and the enduring ineffectiveness of America’s war on drugs.
Sunday, December 29
Investigating the murky reality behind the attack in Libya.
Arriving in China at 23, Sidney Rittenberg spent 35 years as a “friend, confidante, translator, and journalist” for the Communist Party’s top leaders. In this interview, he recalls both his friendship with Chairman Mao and the 16 years he spent in solitary confinement.
Saturday, December 28
The rise and fall of the new oligarchs, who raided the Russian state. When Putin came to power most fled, but not Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “The other oligarchs, when they saw the fuzz, knew they should run. But Khodorkovsky forgot.”
Friday, December 27
“Does a talent for comedy necessitate a tragic life?”
The rise of automatic number plate recognition and its real-world consequences.
Eleven members of an Australian rugby club traveled to Bali. After a bomb went off at a nightclub, only five of them made it home.
How a 20-something made millions as an e-commerce hustler.
Thursday, December 26
“Americans find it hard to believe that foreigners are unalterably foreign, for they have seen generations of immigrants who became Americans.”