A New History of the Right Has Become an Intellectual Flashpoint

Critics call Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains sloppy and ideologically driven. Defenders praise its insights.

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Climate Scientists Should Embrace Public Debate

Ducking the skeptics only fuels conspiracy theories and increases the credibility of outlandish views.

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Nancy MacLean Responds to Her Critics

“Such rhetorical bullying would be laughable if it weren’t part of a pattern on the right,” says the Duke professor of history and public policy.

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Harvard’s Long History of Going Too Far

The proposal to ban final clubs is illogical, illiberal — and totally in character.

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Choosing Status Over Love

We all want to be popular, and for good reason. A lot rides on it.