For the British people, the proximity of the Paris attacks seems to make the chance of another terror attack in their country more likely. How is the British government addressing the threat? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks to Judy Woodruff while on assignment in London. Continue reading
A 500-year-old cold case is nearing its conclusion. British scientists have determined with “99.999 percent” accuracy that the remains of King Richard III of England really were lying under a municipal parking lot in the central English city of Leicester. Continue reading
Twelve British police officers raided a pub in the rural England this week, in pursuit of a missing wooden cup that some believe to be The Holy Grail. Continue reading
The French street theater company Royal de Luxe are marking 100 years since the start of World War I in a larger than life way.
There’s nothing to rule out the possibility that the economically successful of the modern world are actually genetically different from the people who are not successful, economic historian Gregory Clark tells Paul Solman in part four of their never-before published conversation about his 2007 book, “A Farewell to Alms.” Continue reading
England’s economic success, beginning with the takeoff of the Industrial Revolution, can be explained by the “survival of the richest,” argues economic historian Gregory Clark in the third installment of his never-before published interview with Paul Solman about his 2007 book “A Farewell to Alms.” Continue reading
Why did the Industrial Revolution happen in England, setting them economically apart from the rest of the world? Contrary to popular economic theory, economic historian Gregory Clark says the existence of market and political institutions had nothing to do with it. Instead, the English were open to success because they evolved to be more material-driven, more envious and more patient. Continue reading