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Gendered Orientalism

Lila Abu-Lughod claims that the supposedly oppressed women of the Muslim world don’t need the help of the enlightened West. Turns out, she’s right.

Purity and Responsibility

A new book on Islamic law is long on abstractions but short on assessing actual experience. The result is an exercise in erudite misdirection.

Understanding Corruption

What is corruption? The answer depends on who you’re asking, and where you’re asking it.

The Death of Dying?

For all human history, dying has been a social process as much as a biological one—until now?

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the GOP.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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