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There are two problems with anger: it is morally corrupting, and it is completely correct.
Ingrid Rimland was a pioneering voice of the neo-Nazi Internet. She was also raised Mennonite, a peaceful religion with a long history of celebrating white “ethnic” identity.
Far from being consigned to the ash heap of intellectual fashions, the structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss, a new biography shows, is in many ways still with us.
Hannah Arendt’s unfinished book on Marx offers a timely philosophical dialogue for our era of economic precarity.
For the philosopher and intellectual historian Hans Blumenberg, myths and metaphors were pivotal to philosophical thinking, not opposed to it.
In a new book, philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that only atheists are truly committed to improving our world. But people of faith and socialists have more in common than he thinks.
James G. Chappel
Does Trump’s success vindicate or undermine liberal theory?
A new book wants us to navigate life’s crossroads with the precision of a military exercise. But personal decisions are more difficult than even the most consequential political decisions.
Most charitable foundations are endowed in perpetuity. But John Stuart Mill argued eternal rights make for bad governance.
Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential Marxism offers a radical philosophical foundation for today’s revitalized critiques of capitalism.
There is still much to learn from the radical legacy of critical theory.
Fascist politics exploits freedom of speech for authoritarian ends.
In the mid-twentieth century, the Church radically changed its position on whether religion is a public or private matter.
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