Daily chart: A quantified look at the situation in Israel and Gaza
Kal’s cartoon: this week, Israel and Palestine
This week’s cover: A 307-year-old union, which once ruled a third of humanity and still serves as a role-model to many, could be on the verge of dissolution. The people of Scotland will soon vote on independence. Our cover leader explains why we hope that the Scots will decide to stay in the United Kingdom.
Chart: Explore our interactive chart to find out how to keep you nerve and take the perfect penalty during a World Cup shoot-out
Textbook cases, chapter 10: At a time when territorial disagreements are breaking out all round the South China Sea and East China Sea, the region is writing a new chapter in a long-running argument on how history is taught
Daily chart: Even Luddites know that the largest internet firms reside in America. The upcoming public offering of Alibaba, an e-commerce giant, will drive home the point that China is catching up fast. But what about the rest of the world? Our interactive chart plots the top three most valuable startup companies across the world.
To say he lived high on the hog would be an understatement. By his own estimate he spent $100m on drugs, drink, women and high living in just one decade. He had 14 mistresses on his personal payroll (“If it floats, flies or fucks,” he once said, it was better to rent than to buy.) — Felix Dennis, a hedonist and media magnate, died on June 22nd aged 67
Map: The failures of the Arab spring were a long time in the making
Revenge porn: “He said he would destroy me,” says Annmarie Chiarini, a lecturer from Maryland. In 2011, after a bitter break-up, her ex-boyfriend uploaded dozens of photos of her naked to a porn website, along with her contact details and the name of the school where she works. But how should the online publication of explicit images without their subjects’ consent be punished?
Daily chart: Red tape tangle
Our interactive chart tells you which US states are best and worst for small businesses
Call him Queen Bee: Our Lexington columnist on why the myth of an omnipotent presidency makes it harder to get a competent one
The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever. — Edmund Burke, who died in 1797, is best known for his late writings on the French revolution. The 18th-century member of Parliament, who was a Whig, was one of the first to decry the revolt as the dangerous work of a swinish multitude.