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.
Government incentives may make us less moral, not more.
Egalitarianism requires not just redistribution but equal social standing.
Conservative Christians are out to restore their historical legal privileges.
In the age of human rights, the language of duties has withered.
Preparation for democratic citizenship demands humanities education, not just STEM.
Secularism is fundamental to liberal governance. But is it sustainable?
James G. Chappel
The recurring, and often conflicting, narratives of technology and progress.
The place of dignity in democratic politics.
Philosopher Giorgio Agamben grapples with a humanity that has no work it must do.
Leland de la Durantaye
Martha Nussbaum argues that political emotion is the key to the good society.
The new book "With Dogs at the Edge of Life" asks whether we need less humanity, not more of it.
It is impossible to divorce nature from human influence. Can that influence be democratic?
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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