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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon
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APRIL PRIZE FOR THE WHAT IN THE WORLD? QUIZ
Americans know that something has gone wrong in this country’s effort to prosper in the face of growing global economic competition. The vast benefits promised by the supporters of globalization, and by their own government, have never materialized for most Americans. This book is the story of what went wrong, and how to correct the course. It is a compelling history of the last four decades of US economic and trade policies that have left Americans unable to adapt to or compete in the current global marketplace. Failure to Adjust argues that, despite the deep partisan divisions over how best to respond to America’s competitive challenges, there is achievable common ground on such issues as fostering innovation, overhauling tax rules to encourage investment in the United States, boosting graduation rates, investing in infrastructure, and streamlining regulations. The federal government needs to become more like U.S. state governments in embracing economic competitiveness as a central function of government. The book presents an especially timely analysis of the trade policies of the Obama administration, and discusses how America can reassert itself as the leader in setting rules for international economic competition that would spread the benefits of global trade and investment more broadly.
About the Author
Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the author of The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11 (Harper, 2008), which was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
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Here’s last week’s questions and answers:
WHAT IN THE WORLD? QUIZ
Week of Mar 26-Apr 1, 2017
1. Police in which European capital gunned down a lone attacker after he used his car to run down pedestrians, killing three, before he stabbed a police officer?
Correct answer: A. London
2. The government of which country, set to host the Eurovision singing contest in May, has banned former contestant Julia Samoilova, because she allegedly entered the region of Crimea directly from Russia?
Correct answer: C. Ukraine
3. The death of which former Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker this week added an extra layer of uncertainty to the survival of the fragile Good Friday Peace Accord that ended decades of sectarian fighting in Northern Ireland?
A. Gerry Adams
B. Ian Paisley
C. Michelle O’Neill
D. Martin McGuinness
Correct answer: D. Martin McGuinness
4. Based on intelligence that the Islamic State is developing new types of bombs, it was announced that passengers on direct flights to the U.S. and Britain from 10 Muslim-majority countries will no longer be allowed to have what in their carry-on luggage?
D. all liquids
Correct answer: C. laptops
5. Which former Egyptian leader was cleared of murder charges and allowed to go free this week after having spent the last six years in prison?
A. Adly Mansour
B. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
C. Mohammed Morsi
D. Hosni Mubarak
Correct answer: D. Hosni Mubarak
6. 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour, an event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. In 170 countries around the world, all non-essential lights at monuments such as the Kremlin, the Acropolis, the Petronas Towers, and the Eiffel Tower were switched off to draw attention to which issue?
A. Endangered wildlife
B. Climate change
C. Food security
D. Human rights
Correct answer: B. Climate change
7. Which country announced this week that thousands of gay men who were prosecuted and jailed under an anti-homosexuality abolished in 1969 would receive compensation?
D. South Africa
Correct answer: C. Germany
8. European leaders meeting in the Italian capital this week signed the Rome Declaration to emphasize their unity, as well as to mark the 60th anniversary of what?
A. the Eurovision singing contest
B. the European Union
D. the end of WWII
Correct answer: B. the European Union
9. Demonstrators marched in Hong Kong this week to express their opposition against the perceived interference of which nation in the territory’s election of a new leader?
D. United States
Correct answer: B. China
10. People in Minsk took to the streets to march against the establishment of a $230 tax levied on people who have been unemployed for more than six months. Minsk is the capital of which nation?
Correct answer: C. Belarus
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