The Height of Success
Nobility of soul accompanies tallness of body,'' wrote one 18th-century German physician ... such issues as what the average height of a population can reveal about culture and society (Why are the Dutch so tall? And why are Americans becoming relatively ...
For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history
It's a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian ... history of the American president's family says Hussein Onyango Obama enlisted in the King's African Rifles Carrier Corps, which fought against the Germans in East Africa.
Are You One of the Shrinking Americans?
Researchers say a population's average height is a "mirror" reflecting the socioeconomic health of a society and speculate that Americans' worship of "market-based" social policies may explain why we're now looking up to the Germans and Swedes. It's a ...
What would compel a black American to move to Stalinist Russia?
The oil painting of a black Russian ... of black Americans came, attracted by the promise of racial equality in a newly formed country that advocated economic equality for the working class. They came during the Great Depression and the height of the ...
Short North Koreans . . . and Americans
the height gap between Americans and Europeans is a relatively new development. The New Yorker article notes that the average American soldier during World War I was still two inches taller than the average German. But sometime around 1955, the data began ...