The flag of the United States of America

At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogeneous enclaves. Last week there were two telling incidents — one small, the other more consequential — that spoke volumes about the state of our national life.

Freedom of speech limited

On October 25, Slovak parliament passed a new amendatory act to the Slovak penal code, effective January 1, 2017. Its declared purpose is to tighten up the fight against extremism. What does a closer look at its provisions show?

Migranti z Budapešti do Rakúska

In the midst of an unrelenting immigration crisis, the motto of EU politicians is: "we will not grant asylum to economic immigrants, but we will help refugees fleeing war or political persecution".

Dieťa na základnej škole

If you sailed through school with high grades and perfect test scores, you probably did it with traits beyond sheer smarts. A new study of more than 6000 pairs of twins finds that academic achievement is influenced by genes affecting motivation, personality, confidence, and dozens of other traits, in addition to those that shape intelligence.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

The recent child sex abuse case in Rotherham, Great Britain, shocked the British society. We are bringing you an article on this topic from The Economist. [IPPR]