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Every day we transgress against our own longing to act well.
If we want to check presidential power—and check it we must—then it is essential that we resist claims to executive secrecy.
William Howell, Mariah Zeisberg
Matthew Crawford reflects on the political economy of attention in The World Beyond Your Head.
Racism ensures that blacks are vastly more likely than whites to be imprisoned. However, there is more to the story.
A new collection of Lead Belly's recordings.
Jorie Graham's From the New World
And its cure.
On Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts.
Alexander Graham Bell and Telecom's Founding Myth
Truth in the Films of Errol Morris.
Eduardo Galeano began as a propagandist, convinced of a single dogmatic truth. He became an artist.
Nathan J. Robinson
Online shaming is a cathartic alternative to real efforts at social change.
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Michael Patrick Lynch
Joshua Cohen, Boston Review
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
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