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Higher Education Watch
Samuel J. Abrams
Mind the Professors

How the lack of ideological diversity on college campuses slows progress and threatens the ideals of liberal education.

Purim
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Looking for Wisdom in a Deranged Palace

The story of Purim begins with a debauched, bloody-minded despot and ends with a triumph of solidarity. A tale of Persia in the time of the Second Temple, it resonates today.

Science and Politics
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A Hard Future for a Soft Science

Behavioral economics, the science behind governmental “nudging” and studies disparaging conservatives, has run aground. It’s time to reform the field for the benefit of scientists and citizens alike.

higher education
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The Therapeutic University

How medicalized language and the therapeutic culture came to dominate Anglo-American institutions of higher education.

The New Reality
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Bernie Sanders’s Nightmare

President Trump doesn’t exist in the real world. He only exists in Bernie Sanders’s mind.

Symbolic Speech
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Those Three Little Words (No, Not “I Love You”)

To say, or not to say, “radical Islamic terrorism”—that is the question. Again.

Siloviki Sharpen their Knives
The Hit Is In Against Dmitry Medvedev

Alexey Navalny’s exposé of Medvedev’s corruption is not so much a victory for transparency in Russia as a sign that powerful forces are aligning against the Prime Minister.

Euro Division
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The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany, Not China

Trump may be more focused on China, but the economic and political implications of Germany’s trade imbalance pose more serious long-term challenges.

What Comes Next
America’s Placebo President?

For Trump supporters, the best-case scenario for the next four years may be the illusion of control.

Balkan Instability
Macedonia’s Crisis Isn’t Going Away

Perhaps it’s time for the Trump Administration to chart a new course in Skopje.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.

Unenforceable

Shocker! Who could have imagined?

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