New NG Book- BAD DAYS IN HISTORY: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year


Praise for Michael Farquhar: Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist Advance praise for BAD DAYS IN HISTORY: The facts of this passing parade of perfidious knaves, nasty poltroons, incompetent liars and just some unlucky folk who slipped on bygone banana Read more [...]

Scientists meet in Japan after grim climate forecast


YOKOHAMA: International scientists gathered near Tokyo on Tuesday for a week-long meeting centred on a grim climate change report that warned of floods and drought that could stoke conflicts and wreak havoc on the global economy. A draft of their document, seen by AFP, is part of a massive overview by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), likely to shape policies and climate talks for years to come. Scientists and government representatives are meeting in Yokohama, south of... WN.com Read more [...]

U.S. intelligence report has grim outlook for Afghanistan


WASHINGTON — A new American intelligence assessment on the Afghan war predicts that the gains the United States and its allies have made during the past three years are likely to have been significantly eroded by 2017, even if Washington leaves behind a few thousand troops and continues bankrolling the impoverished nation, according to officials familiar with the report. The National Intelligence Estimate, which includes input from the country's 16... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]