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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.
From the Archive: Why we've misunderstood the nature-nurture debate.
The tradition by which public intellectuals hope to resurrect sociology asks compelling questions.
John H. Summers
An intellectual project and a national ideal.
The widening divide between America and Europe.
Carol S. Steiker
The birthplace of Zarathustianism.
Defending the university after 9/11
Jonathan R. Cole
Its most far-reaching provisions aren’t the ones we remember.
How can a democratic conception of the people’s authority be reconciled with an Islamic understanding of God’s authority?
Khaled Abou El Fadl
Can we distinguish political choices from philosophical truths?
The strange case of Masud Khan.
Robert S. Boynton
The responsibility of American Jews.
Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science.
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