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Articles from Vol. 160, No. 08, August 20

2012's Best American Colleges
Rowdy, rigorous, or most beautiful? We'll help you find the best fit. College comparisons have become a perennial obsession. However gloomy the job prospects for graduates in a sputtering economy, the truth is that high schoolers who elect to go...
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A Year Later
Byline: Sion Simon Britain marks the first anniversary of the riots that convulsed a green and pleasant land. A year ago this evening I stood in the center of Britain's crippled second city and watched as reinforcements arrived. I was desperate...
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Beyond Down Under
Byline: Jackie Dewe Mathews Wild, green, and still largely unspoiled, it's a world apart even by Australian standards. It's hard to keep from being swept away by the seductive solitude of Tasmania. The island, Australia's southernmost state,...
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Egypt's Happy Oasis
Byline: Sana Butler As the country struggles to boost tourism after the Arab Spring, all eyes are on the thriving resort of El Gouna. The Egyptian resort of El Gouna, a gated community tucked inland along the Red Sea, is a postrevolutionary postcard...
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Europe's Other Sick Man
Byline: Daniel Gross Portugal takes its medicine and muddles through. Europe's post-crisis bailout sagas offer a range of outcomes. Greece, clinging to the euro, has utterly failed to comply with the terms of its multiple bailouts. Spain will...
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Hail to the Chief
Byline: Michael M. Thomas Could a 'Mayors' Party' solve the country's problems? Let's start with two propositions: first, the two major political parties have been corrupted beyond redemption. And second, that all politics is (ultimately) local....
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Intelligent Email
Byline: Maya Baratz Searching for a smarter inbox. Our collective use (and abuse) of email has rendered it more of an endless game of whack-a-mole than an effective communication tool. The more email you send, the more you receive. And when compared...
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Jamaican Lightning
Byline: Annie Paul Usain Bolt's sly bravado is a source of national pride. Jamaica gained independence from Britain in August 1962. As the nascent nation replaced the Union Jack with the Jamaican flag, its people imagined a future full of glory,...
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Let Them Eat Foie Gras
Byline: Tunku Varadarajan Heil Merkel! As Germany's lock on the euro proves unbreakable, others in the currency union have scarcely any way, besides a resort to petulant World War metaphors, to voice their opposition to Berlin. And so it came...
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On the Coast of Crimea
Byline: Vijai Maheshwari The onetime haunt of Tsarist aristocrats and fearsome Tatars still has plenty of old-world charm. "Sitting beside a young woman who in the dawn seemed so lovely, soothed and spellbound in these magical surroundings--the...
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The City: Seoul
Byline: Kyung-Sook Shin Kyung-Sook Shin on the constancy of mountains in a place of change. Thirty-five years have passed since I moved to Seoul. I was born in the small town of Jeongeup, and after finishing middle school, I migrated to Seoul...
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The Hidden Costs of Flying
Byline: Christopher Elliot A push for transparent ticket prices. How much does a plane ticket really cost? Just a decade ago, when most airfares included a checked bag and the ability to reserve a seat or book a ticket by phone, the answer was...
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The Iranian Hand
Byline: Mike Giglio Is the war in Syria becoming a regional struggle? Just across the border from the war in Syria, in a house in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, Ismail Mohamed, a rebel soldier in a T-shirt and camouflage pants, opens his laptop...
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The Italian Job
Byline: Daniel Gross Chrysler's Fiat-fueled revival. It's rare for a good Samaritan to have his life saved by the person he stops to aid. But that's what seems to be happening with Fiat and Chrysler, whose three-year-old marriage provides an...
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The Perfect 100
Byline: Edited by Rob Verger In April this year, Newsweek offered readers a guide to the finest urban attractions on the beaten track. Here is a reprise, featuring 10 new world-class cities. 10 A 10 = 100. CHICAGO By Rahm Emanuel Willis...
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This Year's 'Amelie'?
Byline: Ramin Setoodeh Marjane Satrapi is back with another crowd-pleaser. Even though Marjane Satrapi has been enormously successful as both a cartoonist and director, she's not good--like most Iranians--at accepting a compliment. "I thought...
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To Unfriend Al Qaeda
Byline: Sami Yousafzai And Ron Moreau Many in the Taliban are sick of their longtime allies. But how do you dump a terrorist group? Agha jan Motasim knows firsthand the hazards of crossing al Qaeda. A year ago the Taliban regime's former treasury...
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Viktor Ivanov
Byline: Anna Nemtsova The general keeps waging an uphill fight. At ease in one of the big, well-padded armchairs aboard his Bombardier jet, Gen. Viktor Ivanov talks to Newsweek about the purpose of his latest Latin American trip--the Kremlin...
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What the Dickens!
Byline: Jimmy So Who have been called the Bozes of the world? This year's bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens has fixed the world's imagination on one of the greatest English writers of all time. Like Shakespeare, Dickens (a.k.a. "Boz")...
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