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World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
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John Howard has the loudest voice in Australia. He has cowed his critics, muffled the press, intimidated the ABC, gagged scientists, silenced NGOs, censored the arts, prosecuted leakers, criminalised protest and curtailed parliamentary scrutiny. Though touted as a contest of values, this has been a party-political assault on Australia's liberal culture. In the name of "balance", the Liberal Party has muscled its way into the intellectual life of the country. And this has happened because we let it happen.
From the Hillsong Church to the Family First Party, Australia appears to be experiencing an evangelical revival. In the second Quarterly Essay for 2006, Amanda Lohrey investigates that revival - its shape and scope, and what it means for the mainstream churches and the nation's politics. She talks to young believers and analyses the machinations of the Christian Right. She discusses, with humour and insight, the appeal of the megachurch, the changing image of Jesus and the political theories of George Pell and Peter Jensen.
More than 13 years after 9/11, the Afghan war is far from over, even if Washington insists that the U.S. role in it will soon come to an end. Three recent books help explain why, and what Washington needs to do next to protect the gains that have been made.
Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
In this issue: "Liberal-In-Chief" by Adam Gopnik; "The Bath: A Polemic" by Jessi Klein; "Man on the Street" by Sarah Larson; "The End of the End of the World" by Jonathan Franzen; and "Daring Duos" by Anthony Lane.
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
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What is the Liberal Party's core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or has he ingeniously modernised the strategies of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies? For Judith Brett, the government of John Howard has done what successful Liberal governments have always done: it has presented itself as the true guardian of the national interest. Full of provocative ideas, Relaxed & Comfortable will change the way Australians see the last decade of national politics.
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"The Sovereignty of Women" by Jill Lepore; "Hallmark 2.0" by Emma Allen; "The Assad Files" by Ben Traub; "Unnatural Selection" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Lifechanger", by Hua Hsu; "The Bereaved" by Anthony Lane.
Sometime this century, after 4 billion years, some of Earth's regulatory systems will pass from control through evolution by natural selection, to control by human intelligence. Will humanity rise to the challenge? This landmark essay by Tim Flannery is about sustainability, our search for it in the 21st century, and the impact it might have on the environmental threats that confront us today. Flannery discusses in detail three potential solutions to the most pressing of the sustainability challenges: climate change.
"Why do we ignore our best advisors?"
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who trained as a cellular biologist before he left France to become a student of Buddhism in the Himalayas; Antoine Lutz, a research scientist at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research; and Richard J. Davidson, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, report on how neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
In this issue: "Images of War" by Steve Coll; "The Deep End" by Dana Goodyear; "Sick Business" by James Surowiecki; "You Had to Be There" by Emma Allen; "Performance Artist" by Janet Malcolm; and "Cover Letter" by John Lanchester.
"The Evolution of Steve Jobs": If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit – and correct – the myth. "The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, and Human": The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs. "Inside Gap’s Plan to Get Back into Your Drawers": GAP’s new CEO Art Peck knows that the first step toward regaining its iconic reputation is making clothes people actually want to wear. "The Biggest Business Comebacks of the Past 20 Years": Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.
Indonesia’s new president talks to Foreign Affairs about his recent victory, his national agenda, and the threat of Islamic extremism.
Barbara Kantrowitz, senior editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on education journalism, reports on why science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
Both furry and flowery travelers face trouble in a warmer world.
Microscopic eukaryotes made armor 809 million years ago.
Multi-omics offers a new way of doing biology.
Genes may shape propensity to look to people for help.
Wolbachia gene transfers have shaped female chromosome.
Tantalum-180m's half-life is at least 45 million billion years.
After a treat, insects made more optimistic decisions, study finds.
Sulfur later ushered precious metals into core, study argues.
Impact 56 million years ago may have kicked off warming.
Study sheds light on magnetic fields' birth, antimatter mystery.
With corals at risk, scientists attempt underwater rehab.
In this issue: "That's What He Said" by Margaret Talbot; "The Nineteenth Hole" by Jason Kersten; "A Shot to the Heart" by Stephanie Clifford; "A Song of Ice" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Second World" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Women's Work" by Anthony Lane.
Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.
As the youngest daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the right-wing French political party the National Front, Marine Le Pen grew up in politics, starting to campaign with her father at 13. Trained as a lawyer, she won her first election in 1998, as a regional councilor, and in 2011, she succeeded her father as party leader. She soon distanced herself from his more extreme positions, and eventually - after he reiterated his claim that the Holocaust was a "detail" of history - she expelled him from its ranks.
Although today’s right-wing populists share some similarities with the interwar fascists, the differences are more significant. And more important, what today’s comparisons often fail to explain is how noxious politicians and parties grow into the type of revolutionary movements capable of fundamentally threatening democracy, as interwar fascism did.