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Without the Emperor, What is Left of Old Japan?
Akihito has signalled that he is ready to abdicate, leaving a hidebound nation whose identity is still defined by its ancient imperial hierarchy
Shock And Awe: Tales Of A Washington Insider
The American establishment pays court to the Oval Office, but now the masses outside the Beltway are turning on their lords and masters
The Next US President Must Carry A Big Stick
The new leader of the free world will face a choice — continue the declinism of Barack Obama or reassert America’s global influence
Underrated: Shinzo Abe
The Japanese Prime Minister's bold reforms are now paying off
Overrated: Xi Jinping
The Chinese leader is repressive, bullying, and inadequate
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above