Topic: Max Weber
Reporting tends to portray Islamic Sharia law as barbaric. Guest blogger Alex Thurston writes that this tendency hinders a chance to understand countries like Mali in their complexity.
Mitt Romney has been both vaunted and vilified for his business background. Here's how running a corporation really compares to running a country.
If Arabs want significantly greater freedom and economic development, they and their leaders must be fully committed to making it so.
03/18/2011 01:06 pm
Part of being a wise politician – and an adult – is compromising with your ideological rivals sometimes, especially when it's for the greater good of a divided government and recovering nation. Lately, it seems President Obama is the only grown-up in the room.
12/21/2010 12:09 pm
In a feudal society that long picked leaders according to religion and tradition, the winner of today's election may be seen as illegitimate – simply because he is elected.
08/20/2009 01:00 am
There's a sense of skepticism about it now.
09/29/2008 01:00 am