<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-terrio/post_8136_b_5639703.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Are We Failing At Empathy?</a>

Are We Failing At Empathy?

Screenwriting is an art of fakery. Put a few words of convincing jargon into the mouth of a cop or a corporate lawyer or a starship commander and the audience will believe you are an expert in criminal justice or antitrust law or the rebel alliance on the planet Xenon. Having written a screenplay about historical events in the Middle East doesn’t make me an expert on the region. But spending all day every day at a desk trying to project myself into the minds of other human beings, real or imaginary, has forced me to think in a sustained …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-gardels/wwi-centennial-lessons_b_5638193.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today</a>

On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914.

Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.

- “Just because war would be folly and self-defeating does not mean that it cannot happen. None of the leaders of Europe in 1914 would have chosen the war they caused — and in the end all lost. By 1918, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-kennedy-shriver/concentrate-on-africas-ch_b_5639675.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Concentrate on Africa's Children</a>

Concentrate on Africa's Children

President Obama is convening the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit with over 50 African leaders in Washington D.C. next week. The event will have a strong focus on Africa’s long-term economic growth, under the theme of “Investing in the Next Generation.”

To us, the next generation is, quite simply, Africa’s children. Some may think that concentrating on the economic well-being of Africa has little to do with children, but we strongly disagree. The economic future of Africa is all about the well-being of children — and with one in ten of our children dying every day, it would be a …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/ebola-outbreak-causes_n_5638503.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak</a>

The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak

The ebola outbreak in West Africa has the world on edge: Will the virus spill into new communities? Will it cross more borders? Even oceans? How can caregivers raise the victims’ chances of survival, as well as reduce their own chances of getting sick?

Some experts emphasize the importance of another, generally overlooked question: How can we thwart such deadly outbreaks in the first place?

“For very good reason, the news coverage and activities are subsumed with containing this outbreak and limiting human infections,” said Jonathan Epstein, a wildlife veterinarian with EcoHealth Alliance, a …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/ray-rice-punishment_n_5639565.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Senators Call On NFL, Baltimore Ravens To Give Ray Rice A Harsher Punishment</a>

Senators Call On NFL, Baltimore Ravens To Give Ray Rice A Harsher Punishment

A group of senators sent a letter Thursday to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell calling for a harsher punishment for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly physically assaulted his then-fiance, Janay Palmer. He was suspended by the NFL for two games, a lesser sentence than other players received after testing positive for marijuana during the offseason.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called for a harsher punishment for Rice, sending letters …read more

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