Tomorrow’s cover, today
By fostering a personality cult and by dominating the party and the government, Xi Jinping has become China’s most powerful leader for a long time—certainly since Deng, and maybe since Mao. Our cover leader argues that his rise has profound implications for the country
Fast-tracking treatments: The hunt for Ebola medicines is being accelerated
Disuniting the kingdom: Who can claim what if Scotland secedes
When it comes to people taking their own lives, Guyana leads the world. Find out why here.
On social issues, Canadians remain deeply liberal.
The Middle East’s messy political mosaic
America is gathering allies for a long campaign against extremists in Iraq and Syria
Who gets murdered in America
The murder rate in America among black men between the ages of 20-24 is over 100 per 100,000. If this group were a country, it would be more violent than Honduras, the world’s most violent nation.
Kal’s cartoon: this week, Scotland’s referendum on independence
Tomorrow’s cover, today:
Is this the end of the UK? With some polls showing the pro-independence camp in the lead in the run-up to the Scottish referendum on September 18th, we marshal our strongest arguments and our best evidence to try to persuade the Scots not to do it, and we examine the grave consequences for the whole of Britain if they do