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Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.
The Constitution assigns the job of carrying out its vision to all the branches of government, not just to the judiciary.
Pamela S. Karlan
The Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University has partnered with Boston Review to share content from its fellows and guest lecturers.
Just how do I decide that a stone is worth taking home?
Nothing stretches our thinking about the mind the way an octopus does.
Rob Reich discusses his views on philanthropy and democracy.
Ríos Montt—and the United States—evade justice.
The decades-long rise in IQs suggests that intelligence is not biologically fixed.
Claude S. Fischer
Justice Scalia betrayed originalist interpretation when he defended an individual right to own guns.
An Interview with Larissa MacFarquhar on extreme moral virtue.
David V. Johnson
How do we separate David Foster Wallace the person from DFW the icon?
The modern foundation is an institutional oddity in a democracy. A democratic society is committed to the equality of citizens, but foundations are the voice of plutocracy.
The gun in my pocket was a declaration that the city had broken the social contract.
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