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If ISIS bombed the Istanbul airport, why haven't they taken credit yet?
Travellers flee Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport after early Wednesday’s suicide-bomb attack. Credit Photograph by Defne Karadeniz / Getty
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The best way to think about Brexit is as a battle between the forces of nationalism—which always come out when prosperity recedes—versus the ideals of an open society, which explain much of why Europe has been at peace for so long. 
In addition to the longest period of peace and prosperity in modern European history, the E.U. has helped to create small rituals of international courtesy.
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People there are battling against themselves. Many who voted for Brexit are "shocked" they got what they voted for. I really don't understand the logic of voting for something you don't want.

But then, I've given up trying to understand humans a long time ago.
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By tomorrow morning, every single person in England will have resigned—except, apparently, for Corbyn. 
Roy Hodgson resigns after England's 2-1 defeat by Iceland saw them knocked out of the Euro 2016 in the last 16.
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So great: one of France's biggest comics tries to make it in NYC--in English--just because it's hard. 
The French comedian Gad Elmaleh recently finished a run of shows in New York. How did he translate his sensibility into English?
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So Zhana Vrangalova, a psychology professor at NYU, is trying to build the world's largest database of casual sex data. And she's found that, um, it's not just college students ... By +Maria Konnikova.
What makes us engage in casual sex? Do we enjoy it? Does it benefit us in any way—or, perhaps, might it harm us?
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like a celebate man, which I might as well be, I don't give a fuck.
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Our cover next week. http://bit.ly/28UtQ7A
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If a driverless car has to make a sudden choice between killing two pedestrians or swerving off a bridge and killing its passenger, what should I do? Choices like this are going to have to be written into the software in the coming years—which, in my mind, is actually a really interesting opportunity to think about morality. I discussed today on CBS This Morning. 
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This is an astute comment. Thank you! And, in truth, as i saw in the clip, I think driverless cars will be much safer than regular drivers. But still, given the number of driverless cars that will be on the roads, situations like this are still bound to come up.
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It's entirely possible that Brexit could be reversed. 
Just four days after the British vote to leave the European Union, there are reasons to doubt whether the referendum result will be implemented.
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This made me laugh. +Andy Borowitz
The turndown from Jesus Christ, the inspiration behind one of the world’s most prominent religions, caps what has been a tough month for Trump.
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"I don't really see people. I see clothes." A marvelous profile of Bill Cunningham, the legendary NY photographer who died today.
Bill Cunningham, surrounded by people whose outfits he has photographed. “I don’t really see people—I see clothes,” he says. Credit Middle: Photograph by Ron Galella / WireImage; fashion: Photograph by Bill Cunningham / Courtesy New York Times
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Why did Leave win? Many reasons, but here's a key one: income inequality in England just keeps getting worse and the EU didn't seem like a help at all to the people left out. 
The Remain campaign was uninspiring in the extreme and should serve as a reminder of the limits of negative campaigning.
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The Brexit results are a warning for anyone complacent about Donald Trump. 
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I'm the editor of newyorker.com and a cofounder of The Atavist.
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I'm the Editor of Newyorker.com and the author of The Hawk and The Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan and the History of the Cold War. I'm also a contributing editor at CNNI and CBS News, and I'm a co-founder of The Atavist.

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  • The New Yorker
    Editor of newyorker.com, 2010 - present
  • CNN
    Contributing editor, 2010 - present
  • The New Yorker
    Editor of Newyorker.com, 2010 - present
  • Bloomberg L.P.
    Contributing editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Wired Magazine
    Senior Editor, 2011
  • Legal Affairs
  • New America Foundation
  • The Washington Monthly
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