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The United States will lose the war for control of the Middle East.
Andrew J. Bacevich, Stephen Kinzer
Framing surveillance as a tradeoff between privacy and security is a dead end for democracy.
The Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University has partnered with Boston Review to share content from its fellows and guest lecturers.
An Interview with Larissa MacFarquhar on extreme moral virtue.
David V. Johnson
The modern foundation is an institutional oddity in a democracy. A democratic society is committed to the equality of citizens, but foundations are the voice of plutocracy.
Emmanuel Saez and David Grusky discuss why taxation, though a blunt instrument, might be the best available solution.
David B. Grusky, Emmanuel Saez
Writers of the Gilded Age unsettled the comfortable relations between failure and poverty, wealth and success.
There was a time when Americans valued "competency" over riches and saw wealth as the cause of poverty.
Opinion essays by Stanford University professors exploring key issues raised by Occupy.
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We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone.
Ensuring a COVID-19 vaccine is available to all makes both moral and economic sense.
Sanjay G. Reddy, Arnab Acharya
COVID-19 has revealed a contest between two competing philosophies of scientific knowledge. To manage the crisis, we must draw on both.
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