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Typhoon Lekima triggers landslides in eastern China

Guardian News Published on Aug 10, 2019 At least 18 people have been killed and 14 were missing in eastern China in a landslide triggered by a large typhoon, which caused widespread transport disruptions and the evacuation of more than … Continue reading

When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition: Martin Jacques

Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese power Soon, China will rule the world. But in doing so, it will … Continue reading

Western reactions to Benin bronzes | Civilisations – BBC Two

BBC Published on Apr 10, 2018 Programme website: David Olusoga discusses Benin bronzes created from the 16th century in West Africa, and how these works of art now reside in the British Museum.

Vicious heat wave sweeps western and central Europe

Published on Jun 26, 2019 Western Europe is expecting a potentially devastating heat wave that could reach temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In France, this heat wave is being compared to one it experienced almost 16 years ago when thousands … Continue reading

Savage weather slams southeastern U.S.

“Water Is Life”: Midwestern Floods Threaten Indigenous Communities at Forefron t of Climate Crisis

Democracy Now! Published on Mar 22, 2019 As Nebraska and the U.S. Midwest recover from devastating climate change-fueled floods, we speak with Lakota historian Nick Estes on how two centuries of indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life.” … Continue reading

How do Western media get Africa wrong? | The Stream

Baule: African Art, Western Eyes: Susan Mullin Vogel

The sculptures of the Baule people of the Ivory Coast have long been recognized in Europe and the United States as one of Africa’s most significant art traditions. The work of many modern artists – Amedeo Modigliani in particular – … Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World): Robert J. Gordon

In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented … Continue reading

BBC – Future – How Western civilisation could collapse

By Rachel Nuwer 18 April 2017 This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks. The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept … Continue reading