For the second year, Americas Quarterly has ranked Latin American countries and the United States based on social inclusion, sifting through multiple data sets for 16 nations, including variables like access to education, housing, and employment, as well as basic political, civil, and human rights. Here are some of the highest and lowest ranking countries and emerging trends:
Looking for the perfect summer read? You couldn't do better than to pick up any of these 10 thrillers, each set in a different corner of the world. From Instanbul to Tokyo to Nairobi to the steamy South of France, these books will keep you turning pages at a desperate pace, even as you travel the globe.Compiled by the editors of The Barnes & Noble Review
Traveling to Europe this summer? You can be. New York's Idlewild Books carries guides, memoirs, and fiction titles aimed at transporting readers to all the far reaches of the globe. So what do the experts at Idlewild pick up when they are looking for a book evocative of Europe? Here are five titles on Europe especially recommended by the Idlewild staff.
When news of the PRISM data collection and surveillance program broke in early June 2013, it shook up the cyber security debate, and called into question just how much information the US government is authorized to collect. But government data collection isn’t something that just sprang up out of nowhere – it just sprang into national attention after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked government documents about the secret government agency. Here’s a brief list of post-9/11 legislation and surveillance programs to add a historical perspective to the current government surveillance debate.