A Political and Literary Forum
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Michael D. Gordin
How the aesthetic pose crippled political thinking.
Pessimism about a selfish electorate is fundamentally misdirected.
Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis
The Ladies from St. Petersburg
Translated by Marian Schwartz
By E. O. Wilson.
H. Allen Orr
An exchange on Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works.
Steven Pinker, Robert C. Berwick, Jeremy C. Ahouse
Do people have a right to choose death? More particularly, are euthanasia and physician-assisted
F. M. Kamm
Is patriotism a morally irrelevant characteristic?
The life of the cosmopolitan, who puts right before country, and universal reason before the symbols of national belonging, need not be boring, flat, or lacking in love.
Martha C. Nussbaum
Noam Chomsky on the long history of American intervention.
A Talk with Harold Bloom
Harold Bloom, Ellen Spirer
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
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