Newsweek International 12/4-12/11/2020

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the archives

THE BEATLES When the Beatles first toured the U.S. in 1964, Newsweek predicted, “The odds are that they will fade away.” But as Peter Brown, the group’s business manager, wrote for Newsweek in 2014, “The Beatles were a once-in-a-lifetime, freakish combination of talent and timing.” When John Lennon, “once the cheeky wit and sardonic soul of the Beatles” was tragically killed 40 years ago on December 8, 1980, Newsweek reflected that the band was the catalyst for “an epoch-making spasm in Western history, the moment when, at least for a time, the center of creative consciousness shifted to young people.”…

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monumental perceptions

MONUMENTS ARE ERECTED TO CELEBRATE VICTORIES AND MOURN LOSSES. WE CHISEL NAMES INTO buildings as a way to claim a piece of posterity. But what happens when those same statues and touted heroes are no longer role models for society’s current values? In the wake of the George Floyd protests this summer, statues throughout America of Christopher Columbus, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, John Calhoun and others have been torn down. Princeton University removed President Woodrow Wilson’s name from its School of Public Policy and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City requested that a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt be removed from the front of its building because it depicts Black and indigenous people in an inferior way. What is the value in monuments to the past?…

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q&a: keith lowe

Why this book? Why now? Now, more than ever before, we are beginning to question our collective memory of the past. There is a huge amount of anger and passion in play, especially when it comes to our public monuments—not only in the USA, but all around the world. This book is an attempt to pause, take a step back and look at what our monuments really mean. What role do you think monuments should serve? A good monument will remind us not only of our history, but of the values that we hold dear. Some of the most important monuments in my book have been constructed on sites where huge world events took place: I’m thinking of Auschwitz, Hiroshima or Stalingrad. These are important places where we can remember the traumas of…

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talking points

“You’re still my Aunt Viv.” —WILL SMITH RECONCILING WITH JANET HUBERT ON THE FRESH PRINCE REUNION “I KNEW I HAD TO GET INVOLVED, I KNEW I HAD ENOUGH.” —CINDY MCCAIN ON SUPPORTING JOE BIDEN “At least for now...I enter a second retirement. That could change, because everything changes. But if this is the end of my acting career, so be it.” —MICHAEL J. FOX ON HIS DECLINING HEALTH “People have accepted the things that he said that are so vile about so many other people. What difference is it going to make if he said that about me?” —actor holly robinson peete on donald trump calling her a racial slur “I AM PROUD OF THE WORK WE HAVE DONE OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS TO PREVENT ELECTION INTERFERENCE AND SUPPORT OUR DEMOCRACY.” —Facebook CEO…

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the netherlands - home of innovation

What is perhaps most unique about the Netherlands is that a longstanding culture of cooperation and consensus have worked to boost innovation and digital development rather than impede it. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said as much at a speech to Silicon Valley, where he highlighted the country’s major competitive advantages: “We are home to leading technology clusters, with world-class R&D in the fields of agri-food, life sciences and health, chemicals and high-tech. Business, academia and government work together in these clusters in a truly unique way, creating a climate for innovation at home and abroad. And we have a workforce with an open, international and pro-business mentality. So with everything we do, we strive to be fit for the future.” A pro-business mentality has also helped, and The World Bank’s…

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bolsius - our magic is bringing style & substance through innovation & sustainability

As the Netherlands grapples with the second wave of Covid-19, economic bright spots remain, including in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Demand for FMCG has risen more sharply in the Netherlands than any other country in Europe since the pandemic began, and the total value of FMCG sales rose by 7.5% in the 13 weeks to August 2020. This on top of an already increasing Home Ambiance market on the back of a strong health & well-being trend. With a deep history and long track record of strong success, Bolsius is riding the wave of FMCG growth. Established in 1870, the company has risen from a homegrown family business to become a major European exporter, recording decades of consistent growth as it expanded from the Netherlands to Germany, Scandinavia…