WHAT is soppressata? Google searches for the Italian meat surged last week, thanks to a column by David Brooks in the New York Times in which he recounted an awkward lunch at an upscale delicatessen with “a friend with only a high-school degree”.
EVERY two years the World Health Organisation (WHO) takes stock of the efforts of governments around the globe to curb smoking. The latest report, published today, shows that only a single country, Turkey, has implemented to the fullest degree all of the measures recommended by the WHO.
I’ve been thinking a lot, recently, about getting things done, and at the top of my list is Cal Newport’s remarkable book Deep Work. (US) (UK) Newport makes a persuasive case that our success in the world of work is often dependent on the amount of time we can devote to serious, deep thinking. This isn’t true […]
JOSEPH NYE, an American political scientist, first coined the term “soft power” in 1990. It describes the ability to coax and persuade others, rather than coerce them. For countries, it is a way to spread influence subtly without the use of armies, sanctions or other forceful techniques.
DONALD TRUMP has broken the mould of the American presidency in almost every major category. He is the country’s oldest commander-in-chief, its richest and the only one in history without any governmental or military experience. He is one of just two presidents since 1888 to win an election without winning the popular vote.