Fascism is a complex ideology. There are many definitions of fascism; some people describe it as a set of political actions, a political philosophy or a mass movement. Most definitions agree that fascism is authoritarian and promotes nationalism at all costs, but its basic characteristics are a matter of debate. Fascism is commonly associated with the Italian and German regimes that came to power after World War I, though other countries have also been ruled by fascist regimes. Adolf Hitler in Germany, Benito Mussolini in Italy, Francisco Franco in Spain and Juan Perón in Argentina were the most well-known fascist leaders of the 20th century. Certain aspects of fascist rhetoric and political organization have shifted in the decades that followed World War II. And fascism has further evolved in the political landscape of the 21st century. However, core fascist ideologies and goals espoused by the likes of Hitler and Mussolini are still present in populist organizations today, and … [Read more...] about What is fascism?
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If you're seeking employment, get a grip. A firm handshake is key to landing a job. In a new study, scientists put 98 students through mock job interviews with businesspeople. The students also met with trained handshake raters who, unbeknownst to the students, rated their grips. Separately, the businesspeople graded each student's overall performance and hireability. The two group's scores were then compared. Students who got high handshake marks were also rated most hireable . "We've always heard that interviewers make up their mind about a person in the first two or three minutes of an interview, no matter how long the interview lasts," said study leader Greg Stewart, associate professor of management and organizations at the University of Iowa. "We found that the first impression begins with a handshake that sets the tone for the rest of the interview." The study will be detailed in September in the Journal of Applied Psychology . The real you … [Read more...] about Firm Handshakes Help Land Jobs
Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan, who would become a central figure in the majority of the author's novels. In the action-packed novel, CIA analyst Ryan helps a Soviet submarine captain and his crew defect to the United States. The action takes place aboard an experimental nuclear submarine , called Red October. The novel was reportedly inspired by a real-life mutiny aboard a Soviet Navy anti-submarine … [Read more...] about Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy’s Novels
Creeping its way up from its early status as a cult show with a loyal following, to a bona fide overground must-watch, Search Party and its mix of thriller and satire returns this week for a fourth season. Read on as we explain how to watch Search Party season 4 online with HBO Max today. The new season once again centres around meandering millennial Dory Sief (Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat), who in a bid to find a purpose in life in season one, begins searching for an old college acquaintance who had gone missing That quest leads her and her friends into a whole host of trouble - with the group's misdeeds very much catching up with them by the end of season 3. Watch Search Party season 4 online Release date: January 14 (US and Canada) Stream now: HBO Max (US-only) Hitting the ground running from the previous season's cliffhanger ending, Dory begins the new series held prisoner by her psychotic stalker Chip (Cole Escola). Dory's actress best friend Portia … [Read more...] about How to watch Search Party season 4 online: stream every new episode on HBO Max