Ballot Pox

It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter.


The Enigma Next Door

We have obligations as citizens. What are our obligations as neighbors?


Rock 'n' Roll as Racial Dialogue

A new book desegregates artists and songs that belong together.


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Is This Economist Too Far Ahead of His Time?

Robin Hanson wants to do scholarship differently. Is there a place for him in academe?


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The Unmaking of a Racist

How college helped a bigot confront his Dixie dogmas. 


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Our Idea of Tolerant Isn't

Boomer faculty members' notions of tolerance don't fit millennial students' experiences.


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Philosophy Beyond the Academy

Philosophy is multifarious, with many regional inflections, a new book argues.


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Curricular Cop-Out on Co-ops

There’s an illustrious form of enterprise that business schools largely ignore.


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Teaching in the Twilight

Your students think you’re a fossil. Don’t take it personally.


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Can Transcendence Be Taught?

College should prepare students not only for a rich life but also for a meaningful death.


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A Holocaust Historian’s Trial Hits the Big Screen

Deborah E. Lipstadt, a historian at Emory University, talks about a new movie, Denial, based on her experience of being sued by a Holocaust denier and defeating him in court.


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O Say Must We Stand?

The controversy over "The Star-Spangled Banner" presents an opportunity for a conversation about peaceful dissent and free speech.


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Animal Minds

Anthropomorphic thinking is now mainstream science — but not all researchers are happy about that.


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Prison History’s Horror and Hope

Can America escape mass incarceration?

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College Behind Bars

In a room without a view, an inmate learns to see.


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Making History

The first black Ivy League president reflects on the first black U.S. president.


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Free Public College: Utopian No More

Free public higher education is no longer a laughable idea. #ThanksObama


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Meritocracy in Obama’s Gilded Age

Meritocracy and the modern university.


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Did Obama’s Blackness Matter?

How race affected nearly everything the president touched.


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Dinners With the President

Watching history unfold over salad.


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How Obama Sees America

Democracy, he reminds us, is a work in progress.