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Previews: The Guardian Weekly – January 27, 2023

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The Guardian Weekly – January 27, 2023 Issue:

It’s an age-old question: how should nations around the world adjust to their elderly societies? Japan has faced such realities for a while now, but the challenges are becoming increasingly common across the developed world where families are getting smaller, and people are living longer.

Even India – which will soon overtake China as the world’s most populous country – is now seeing an older demographic become more prevalent in some states. The countries of sub-Saharan Africa, meanwhile, look most likely to enjoy the benefits of a younger population as the century progresses. For the Guardian Weekly magazine’s big story this week, Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry assess what ageing populations hold in store for the world. And Verna Yu reports on the reasons why many young people in China seem reluctant to start families.

Politics: Biden’s Classified Documents, Debt Ceiling

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Geoff Bennett to discuss the week in politics, including the latest on President Biden’s classified documents investigation and the debt ceiling debate in Congress.

Culture: The New Review Magazine- January 22, 2023

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The New Review (January 22, 2023) – Maria Pevchikh @pevchikh, right-hand woman to imprisoned Putin critic @navalny, talks to @carolecadwalla.

Our critics’ picks for the Oscars How the science of Covid vaccines may aid the fight against cancer. Plus @WainBright, director Simon Stone & more.

Previews: The Economist Magazine- January 21, 2023

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The Economist – January 21, 2023 issue:

Turkey could be on the brink of dictatorship

President Erdogan could tip his country over the edge

Disney’s troubles show how technology has changed the business of culture

At 100, the mouse can still roar. But it faces a new kind of rival

Excess deaths are soaring as health-care systems wobble

What lessons can be learned from a miserable winter across the rich world?

Culture: New York Times Magazine – Jan 15, 2023

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The Fed May Finally Be Winning the War on Inflation. But at What Cost?

There’s a good chance that the Fed could push the economy into recession. The pain will not be shared equally.

How Montana Took a Hard Right Turn Toward Christian Nationalism

What happened to a state known for its political independence?

How Danhausen Became Professional Wrestling’s Strangest Star

Danhausen backstage before an All Elite Wrestling “Rampage” event in September.

What’s the best way for a not-particularly-athletic barista-slash-wrestling geek to go pro? Act really weird.

Danhausen backstage before an All Elite Wrestling “Rampage” event in September.Credit…Evan Jenkins for The New York Times

Preview: The New Yorker Magazine- January 16, 2023

A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. smiling with his four children.

The New Yorker – January 16, 2023 issue:

How Should We Think About Our Different Styles of Thinking?

A person writing their thoughts on paper.

Some people say their thought takes place in images, some in words. But our mental processes are more mysterious than we realize.

The Crisis of Missing Migrants

A shadow of a boat looms over the scene of a pathology lab.

What has become of the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared on their way to Europe?

Can UPS Still Deliver a Middle-Class Life?

Antoine Andrews pushes a collection of packages on wheels, in Bay Ridge.

The company offers steady jobs and is enjoying record profits. So why is a strike looming?

Opinion: China Reopens & Disrupts World, Britain-EU, Indo-Pacific Revived

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how China’s reopening will disrupt the world economy, a realistic path to a better relationship between Britain and the EU (8:54) and reinventing the Indo-Pacific (17:35).

Political Views: U.S. House Speaker Vote, Jan. 6 Attack

PBS NewsHour – New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Amna Nawaz to discuss the week in politics, including the political fight in the House unlike any seen since the Civil War and the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Preview: Foreign Policy Magazine – Winter 2023

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Foreign Policy Magazine – Winter 2023 Issue:

The New Rules of War

Twelve experts on what the world needs to learn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Biden Is Now All-In on Taking Out China

The U.S. president has committed to rapid decoupling, whatever the consequences.

Why Japan Should Join AUKUS

Tokyo has become an indispensable security actor in the Indo-Pacific.