Volume 60, Issue 19: January 24, 2014

January 21, 2014


The Chronicle Review

  • The Great Mom & Dad Experiment

    The federal government has spent nearly a billion dollars to help poor couples stay together—with almost nothing to show for it. So why not pull the plug?

  • Mad About MOOCs Premium Link

    Why should massive open online courses fare any better than their extinct predecessors? 

  • Happiness and Its Discontents

    Approved notions of contentment risk stripping us of our character.

  • What Darwin Got Wrong Premium Link

    The pace of evolution is sometimes far faster than he imagined.

  • Betting the Planet Premium Link

    Paul Sabin’s The Bet describes how the "scholarly wager of the decade" helped divide public opinion on climate change.

  • Wannsee: The Place and the Deed Premium Link

    A poet visits the site of 1942 conference held by Nazi leaders to settle the Jewish Question.