What Is Education For?
Public education should make citizens, not workers. So says Danielle Allen in our new forum—and she thinks that the focus on STEM can't accomplish that goal, only the humanities can. Respondents include Deborah Meier, Clint Smith, Michel DeGraff, and Rob Reich. Alex de Waal, one of the nineties' leading humanitarian reporters, has had a radical change of heart: almost all humanitiarian interventions go horribly wrong, he mourns, so maybe we're doing more harm than good. Samuel Moyn worries we focus too much on rights and not enough on duties, and James G. Chappel proposes that our obsession with secularism has made religion more inscrutable...Buy Issue
Danielle Allen debates
Deborah Meier, Carlos Fraenkel, Debra Satz, Michel DeGraff, Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, Lelac Almagor, Rob Reich, Lucas Stanczyk, and Clint Smith.
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen
Claude S. Fischer
Writing Human Rights: And Getting It Wrong
Alex de Waal
Books & Ideas
Rights vs. Duties: Reclaiming Civic Balance
Holy Wars: Did Secularism Invent Religion?
James G. Chappel
Ryan Fox, Carlie Hoffman, Gaia Mukomolova, and Miller Oberman
Wear Your Wig: Terrance Hayes's How To Be Drawn
Elusive Particles: Rae Armantrout's Itself
Lisa K. Perdigao
Microreviews of Göransson, Baker, and more.
Pilgrim's Progress: Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups
Alan A. Stone
Shūzō Takiguchi, translated by Yuki Tanaka and Mary Jo Bang
Erika L. Sánchez