Nonfiction: When Asia Ruled the World

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www.nytimes.com—In “Empires of the Weak,” J.C. Sharman argues that the belief in Western dominance is a mistake.

Supreme Court Rules That World Bank Can Be Sued. The 7-1 decision overturns a 70-plus year standard of immunity for the bank and its branches. Now a lawsuit filed in behalf of fisherfolk in India can go forward.