Some of the “fair trade” logos slapped on products are helpful and some are meaningless. What's a shopper to do? Start by reading this primer.
Since WWII, such views were taboo in Europe, but today they are openly expressed by political leaders—part of a populist surge in the face of globalization and mass migration.
The Truthdig columnist sits down with author Pankaj Mishra to discuss the failures of modern society and analyze the factors behind the worldwide rise of authoritarianism.
Out of the ashes of the Syrian war, a democracy is rising. Net neutrality's fate hangs in the air. And public libraries are as important as ever.
U.S. society has been moving rightward for decades—and pulling much of Europe with it.
In "Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business," the author unravels how we make moral choices in our ethically flexible age.
Iraq’s military (and the U.S. Air Force), claims to be avoiding destruction in Mosul, but large parts of the city are likely to be left in ruins.
The courage of the country's people is a universal lesson of perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity.