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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

What’s in it for me? Learn what Adam Smith can teach you about happiness and love. It’s a fair bet that most of you will have heard of Adam Smith and his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. The majority of those who have heard of Smith will consider him to be, above all […]

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Heretic

What’s in it for me? See why Islam is inherently violent and needs reformation. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we’ve lived in an era of brutal violence committed in the name of Islam, especially these days, with the rise of terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram. But what […]

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Headscarves and Hymens

What’s in it for me? Open your eyes to the systemic oppression of women in Arab countries. There is much controversy in the Western world surrounding the veiling of Arab women. Feminists argue that the veil is a means of oppression, enforced by men; traditionalists counter that veiling is a sign of cultural awareness. And […]

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Happy City

What’s in it for me? Learn how urban design can foster happiness. New York, Tokyo, Paris, London, Berlin – these are among the most vibrant cities in the world. Each has its own particular vibe – and it’s the vibe of a city that makes it famous, that enchants both tourists and citizens, that signals […]

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Hannibal and Me

What’s in it for me? Discover yourself through a brilliant ancient field commander. What can we learn from the life of Hannibal, the perhaps greatest military commander in history? Hannibal and Me makes the case that the brilliant strategist, who won over many allies of Rome, can teach us about everything from parental influence and […]

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Half the Sky

What’s in it for me? Discover the awful truth about global gender inequality and what we can do about it. After illegal drugs and weapons, human trafficking is the largest international crime industry. All over the world women are treated like slaves, sold and shipped around the globe to be sexually abused by men. How […]

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Hack Attack

What’s in it for me? Learn how a phone hacking scandal brought Rupert Murdoch and his News of the World to their knees. It’s one of the biggest scandals of our generation, and it led to an actual pie in the face for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. But the hacking exposé at the British News […]

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Go Back to Where You Came From

What’s in it for me? Get a better understanding of today’s fraught political climate. A question being asked a lot these days is, just how have politics gotten so divisive? Was there always this level of intense extremism, or is it a relatively new thing? To help answer these tough questions, journalists like Sasha Polakow-Suransky, […]

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Glass House

What’s in it for me? Get behind the scenes of a Trump-supporting town. Many people point to the people of Midwestern towns and swing states when trying to make sense of how Donald Trump was elected president, blaming, in particular the white, working-class culture for the political turn. But by looking at the development of […]

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Ghetto

What’s in it for me? Understand the origin, history and logic of the ghetto. What do you think of when you hear the word “ghetto”? Elvis’s classic song, “In the Ghetto”? Jewish ghettos run by Nazis? Or do you think of impoverished, predominantly black, inner-city neighborhoods? Today, the word “ghetto” usually evokes thoughts of black ghettos […]

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