Anthropology professor James C. Scott’s book, ‘Against the Grain,’ offers an interesting, but ultimately unconvincing, revisionist historical analysis that discounts the role of farming in creating society as we know it.
Imagine if the ambiguous result in our long struggle to end poverty—like the Vietnam War, an effort in which the goal posts always seem to be moving—was shown to be as ineffective.
‘There is no need to alienate the many Americans who might be receptive to what is generally a popular cause, but who fear – rationally or not – that some of their rights will be stripped away.’
In Iran and on campus, free-speech opponents use violence to enforce their vision of a good society, while their opponents merely want to talk.
How long and to what degree must Americans backstop people suffering the entirely predictable result of their own self-destructive behavior?
Our fractured capital is experiencing a new flowering of bipartisanship. Everyone inside the beltway, at least those getting the press coverage, seems to oppose him.
News sites are eliminating online comment sections. They would do well to remember that they should be encouraging public participation in the conversation about the life of the nation.
A new book by math expert Cathy O’Neil, ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ discusses the social and economic problems created relying too much on algorithms.
How exactly does one grade participation in a protest? Do broken civilian car windows count less than those of police cars?
No one in the room at the press briefing could have honestly believed that Sean Spicer was intentionally denying Hitler’s killing of six million Jews.
Our discourse is full of rhetorical terms used to frighten or cajole the public in a given direction. But these words don’t mean what you think they mean.
The president speaks fluent Garble, but somehow it works. It shows he needn’t turn into a Calvin Coolidge to be effective.
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