A Political and Literary Forum
Though Modi's government draws concern today, the country's constitutional history suggests a framework for creating democracy in unlikely settings.
Two conflicting visions of equality have recently emerged on the American political left. Only one aims at institutional change.
Aziz Z. Huq
A new biography reveals the full scope of John Maynard Keynes’s critique of unfettered capitalism, emphasizing the economist’s larger philosophical vision of the good life.
Three things we need to get right.
F. M. Kamm
In a sweeping new history of Western philosophy, Jürgen Habermas narrates the progress of humanity through the unfolding of public reason.
The COVID-19 crisis creates a conflict not between individual rights and the community, but rather between individual rights themselves—including, above all, the right to health.
The debate over pandemic response is not only about the facts—including the grim death toll. It's also about the relationship between science and decision-making, where values inevitably play a role.
Adhering to a particular sexual or gender identity may mean abandoning the things that make us most unique. So why has identity become the default for talking about who we are and what we desire?
Mark D. Jordan
In the fight against COVID-19, weighing costs and benefits is indispensable for moral clarity. At the same time, we must not forget its limits.
For the sake of both science and action in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need collaboration among specialists, not sects.
COVID-19 has revealed a contest between two competing philosophies of scientific knowledge. To manage the crisis, we must draw on both.
How a drug became an object lesson in political tribalism.
Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall
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David Theo Goldberg
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