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Troy Jollimore on Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

In a short and powerful manifesto, renowned philosopher and critic Martha Nussbaum issues a passionate call to resist persistent efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product.

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Francis Robinson on ‘The Arabs’

What lessons can the West learn by examining the history of the Arab experience through the voices and eyes of Arabs themselves?

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Tony Platt on Rebecca Skloot’s Life of Henrietta Lacks

The strange and disturbing story of racist medical ethics and the “benevolent deception” practiced on a nearly forgotten woman who inadvertently continues to live posthumously.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Glen Newey on Amartya Sen’s ‘The Idea of Justice’

Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives?

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Allen Barra on the Curious Case of Thomas Sowell

Is the noted scholar in residence at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution truly America’s “most original and interesting philosopher,” as Paul Johnson insists?

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Perry Anderson on the Specter of China

Is China on its way toward becoming the feared colossus of the 21st century, surpassing the United States in its imperial ambitions and economic hegemony?

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Scott Sherman on John Ross’ Mexico City

The irascible poet, journalist and all-around troublemaker’s take on his love affair with the city called El Monstruo, through centuries of rapine and revolution.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Steve Wasserman on the Fate of Books After the Age of Print

Will publishers and booksellers, writers and readers be able to survive and thrive in the Digital Era now engulfing us all?

Posted on Mar 5, 2010 READ MORE


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Chris Hedges on ‘The Death and Life of American Journalism’

Traditional media is dying, the virtual future is here and a new book takes a close look at what it all means—and it ain’t pretty.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Frederic Raphael on ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’

A best-seller in Israel, Shlomo Sand’s startling book argues there never was a Jewish people, only a Jewish religion, and explodes the myth of a unique nation with a special destiny.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 READ MORE


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