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The Serious Subtext of Japan’s “Cute” Culture

The real reasons behind Japan's culture of kawaii, or "cute." 

Alexander The Great… Globalist?

Globalization is the watchword of our time, but maybe Alexander The Great was the first global citizen.
The many faces of James Bond. From the top left: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, David Niven, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

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Did James Bond Invent Globalization?

Ian Fleming may have understood international relations better than academics.

Does Global Inequality Matter?

Is income inequality still a pressing global issue?