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There are two problems with anger: it is morally corrupting, and it is completely correct.
We may feel individually powerless to contribute to social transformation. But each of us bears responsibility for helping to create a more just world.
In this ongoing series, leading researchers debate how to turn knowledge into action.
We cannot leave decisions about AI in the hands of those who stand to profit from its use.
Kenneth A. Taylor
Victim anger can be useful to the political struggle, but it can also become excessive and obsessive, deforming the self.
Martha C. Nussbaum
A growing chorus says that science has shown free will to be an illusion. But it actually has offered arguments in its favor.
Judith Butler talks with Brandon M. Terry about MLK, the grievability of black lives, and how to defend nonviolence today.
Brandon M. Terry, Judith Butler
Our new issue explores anger in its many forms—public and private, personal and political—raising an issue that we must grapple with: Does the vast well of public anger compromise us all?
Joshua Cohen, Deborah Chasman
In place of the hype over personalized medicine, we need a more sober evaluation of the meaning of health and health care.
Robert A. Aronowitz
The “scientific method” of high school textbooks does not exist. But there are scientific methods, and they play an essential role in making scientific knowledge reliable.
The pioneers of cultural anthropology taught not just how to study other cultures, but how to criticize their own.
Balancing work-life pressures is often considered the holy grail, but men can still opt out of these policies. To move the needle on gender inequality, the state needs to take more coercive action.
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David Theo Goldberg
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