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An Egyptian Billionaire Explains His Plan To Buy An Island For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

An Egyptian billionaire provided new details about his plan to buy an island to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other c...

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Supercompressor | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: iStock/kupicoo Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are lite...

Philippines' Competition Conundrum: A Nation of Oligopolies, Dynasties and Autocratic Nostalgia

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

As Benigno "NoyNoy" Aquino entered his final year in office, the question of how to assess his legacy has gained greater salience. Both his opponents and supporters have powerful arguments to present.

Defending Liberal Education In a Technology Driven World

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

The supposed conflict between science and the humanities has been blown out of proportion. Economic growth will come not so much from cheaper computer chips but rather from "constantly reimagining how computers and other new technologies interact with human beings."

Liberal Arts and Our Future

Linda Katehi | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Linda Katehi

We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it.

We Need Infrastructure Now

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Peter A. Georgescu

Remember shovel-ready infrastructure jobs and how they were going to lift the country out of the economic doldrums? They have not fared well, thanks to partisan politics. The Amtrak crash that took at least six lives last night makes it more obvious than ever that we need them now.

The Practical Liberal Arts

Ira Silver | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Ira Silver

It is a critical time for liberal arts institutions that serve this student body to engage in better publicity about the vocational value of the liberal arts. Now, there's a message worthy of a commencement address.

The How of Defending a Liberal Education

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Shastri Purushotma

How do we ensure that ongoing conversations drawing on the best collective wisdom of the human race across the ages continues to inform those making the crucial decisions in government, in business, or in our homes, long after the traditional "college years" are over?

Is Islam Really the Mother Lode of Bad Ideas?

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Dale Hansen

Are quotations from a religious book really enough to indict an entire religion? With this in mind, listed here is a mix of verses from the Quran and the Bible. Is it obvious which book is the mother lode of bad ideas and which one is the religion of peace?

The Death of Liberal Arts? Or the Reunion of Broken Parts

Tony Woodcock | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Tony Woodcock

Zakaria is a compelling spokesman for the Liberal Arts. He shows unequivocally their importance in the cultural, economic and developmental world and how our world becomes threatened by the narrow focus of Manichean politics.

Why Getting a Liberal Education Matters

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 06.20.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Pursuing a liberal education can be challenging, fun, even exciting and bring with it lifelong benefits. Zakaria's refreshing book is a call for reflection and fresh thinking that hopefully opens the door to a thoughtful, wide-ranging debate on this important subject.

Kathleen Miles

We Need The Liberal Arts More Than Ever In Today's Digital World, Fareed Zakaria Says | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today's global technology-driven economy, CNN host Fa...

An Open Letter To Fareed Zakaria In Defense of STEM Education

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 05.30.2015 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

America does not need more business graduates doing investment banking and stock trading. America does not need more lawyers and lobbyists. America needs more doctors, engineers, scientists and teachers.

Weighing the Arguments on U.S. Military Action Against ISIS

David Coates | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
David Coates

There are strong arguments making the case for the persistence (and indeed the intensification) of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS targets. But equally there are strong arguments, less frequently heard perhaps, for why the United States should not continue, and should certainly not intensify, those airstrikes.

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Fareed Zakaria Calls Out Rupert Murdoch

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business

CNN's Fareed Zakaria sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Wednesday, where he called out Rupert Murdoch for his comments on the recent terror attac...

Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

Omar Sarwar | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply stating the unpleasant facts about the Muslim world. But there are two particularly noxious myths that need to be debunked.

5 Solutions To The Youth Unemployment Crisis You Probably Haven't Thought Of

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

Youth unemployment is an urgent problem that affects nearly a quarter of the world's 15- to 24-year-olds. While fixing the problem in the long term ma...

The Difference Between Fact and Fiction

Murray Fromson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Murray Fromson

Turn on CNN any Sunday morning and its principal programs most likely will intrigue you, particularly if you are watching Fareed Zakaria, Brian Stelter and their casts of articulate and intelligent characters who 'analyze' or have an opinion about 'the news.'

Fareed Zakaria Gets Even More Plagiarism Accusations | Posted 08.22.2014 | Media

Enigmatic media critics @crushingbort and @blippoblappo say they’ve found more examples of Fareed Zakaria lifting material from other texts. The pur...

Polish Foreign Minister: We Need More NATO Troops -- Sanctions Against Russia Are Not Enough

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

Europe’s ability last week to overcome divisions and unite around sanctions against Russia proves a “moral community” does exist, Poland’s For...

Fareed Zakaria To Join Atlantic Media

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

CNN host Fareed Zakaria is joining Atlantic Media in September as a contributing editor for both The Atlantic and Quartz, the media company announced ...

Why We Need a New Alliance Between Workers and Employers

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With an increasing volatile economy, individuals don't feel the same loyalty to their companies that they did in past decades -- a rational response to an environment in which corporations have abandoned long-term commitments to their employees.

Brzezinski: Europe Risks Becoming A 'Satellite' Of Russia If It Doesn't Stand Up To Putin

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski came out swinging in an interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS show on Sunday. He challenged ...

Only Two Words for Neo-Con Critics of Obama Iraq Policy: Brazen Chutzpah

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

These are precisely the people who kicked open the sectarian hornets' nest in 2003 when they invaded Iraq and unleashed years of civil war that led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of refugees.