Malcolm Gladwell meets Ben Fountain: ‘So much of politics is absurd and dumb’ | Books

Ben Fountain’s 2016 election year essays for the Guardian have been expanded into a new book which tries to make sense of what happened and where America stands today. Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Outliers, first wrote about Fountain in an article for the New Yorker titled Late Bloomers in which he …

Hillary Clinton in blistering new attack on Trump: ‘Our democracy is in crisis’ | US news

Hillary Clinton has unleashed a blazing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her in 2016 in the race for the White House of cruelty, negligence, corruption, dishonesty, racism and malevolence that have combined to put democracy in America into crisis. In an afterword to the new paperback edition of her book on …

Oh dear! A brief history of politicians who tried to dance

In honour of UK prime minister Theresa May’s brave attempts at dancing in Africa recently, we take a look back at the many times world leaders and other politicians have shaken off the shackles of good judgement and let loose Continue reading… Source Link

Carefully crafted indictment of 12 Russian spies heaps pressure on Trump | US news

It was an extraordinary split-screen moment. On one side, president Donald Trump meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle and strolling past a ceremonial guard of red-uniformed beefeaters. On the other, the US deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, was simultaneously indicting 12 Russian spies for hacking and leaking the emails of senior Democrats during the 2016 …