Though a flaming sword may keep us out forever, that has not stopped people from searching for the Garden of Eden. Paradise has been “found” in places as far- reaching as Iraq, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Florida, Missouri and the North Pole.
Spaniards danced under a statue of 15th Century explorer Christopher Columbus and sang “Viva Espana!” in downtown Madrid last night in celebration of a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the World Cup final.
A foreign company enlisting the assistance of U.S. courts under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code is barred from terminating licenses of U.S. patents, according to an opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
In asserting its claims to the tiny islands, rocks and reefs in the South China Sea, China points to records of its ancient mariners. Today, those waters are far more important to China than in the age of the sail.
“God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World” isn’t exactly a history. As the subtitle suggests, the author, Cullen Murphy, is really interested in examining the dread institution’s relation to the world we live in now. His last book was titled “Are We Rome?” His new one is short, entertaining and formidably smart.