Can free speech be isolated as an absolute value when any practice of freedom is affected by the social and political context of today’s unequal power relations?
Excerpts from a new book chronicling a quarter-century of struggle in the Greater Middle East introduce us to a man who risks life and limb defusing land mines for a pittance, and to an idea about the best hope to stop the civil war in Syria.
The Sharing Economy, epitomized by companies such as Uber and Airbnb, "is a movement for deregulation," Tom Slee writes "It's not about building an alternative to a corporate-driven market economy; it's about extending the deregulated free market into new areas of our lives" The Sharing Economy, epitomized by companies such as Uber and Airbnb, "is a movement for deregulation," Tom Slee writes".
A look back at some of our favorites from the reading stack.
Each year in the U.S., a quarter of a million deaths are attributable to medical error. This exclusive excerpt from a new book by James B. Lieber examines how, in the fourth quarter of the 20th century, a series of medical errors captured public attention and drove change in unprecedented ways.