A Political and Literary Forum
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.
A moral defense.
F. M. Kamm
Can democracy protect us against terrorism?
A debate about the latest defense of intelligent design.
William A. Dembski, H. Allen Orr
William Dembski's No Free Lunch makes a confused case for Intelligent Design.
H. Allen Orr
The nine volumes under review here add much of value to the already burgeoning literature on the death penalty.
Hugo Adam Bedau
On reading and misreading the Qur'an.
Khaled Abou El Fadl
Emerging technologies increase people's ability to wall themselves off from topics and opinions that they would prefer to avoid, creating serious dangers.
Black problems are real, and often getting worse. We need new leadership community-based leadership in the black community.
Eva T. Thorne, Eugene F. Rivers III
Germany's most influential jurist of the authoritarian right wing.
William E. Scheuerman
What Lyn Hejinian's poetry tells us about chance, fortune, and pleasure.
Egalitarianism must be understood as part of a more encompassing view of how best to live.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Robin D. G. Kelley
Michael Patrick Lynch
Alex de Waal
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
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