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A Cruelty-Free Economy?

How technology and market forces are transforming animal-based industries for the better.

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Saudi Journeys

One month in the desert kingdom isn’t enough time to learn its complexities. Even forty years might not do it.

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Notes from the Edge

William Perry’s new memoir aims to sound the alarm about a rebirth of the nuclear threat. But his book lacks the sensationalism that might have attracted a wider audience.

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Kasparov Checkmated

The long-time world chess champion coaches the West on its game against Putin, but his advice lacks nuance and a thorough grounding in history.

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A Preacher Without a Congregation

Marilynne Robinson’s latest, The Givenness of Things, is a fine collection of essays. But her political project is unlikely to succeed.

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A Flawed But Important Take on Immigration

Immigration Outside the Law By Hiroshi Motomura Oxford University Press, 2014, 360 pp., $29.95Hiroshi Motomura, professor of law at UCLA, has written the most thoughtfully and honestly argued brief for a liberal immigration regime in the United States that one is likely to find.  Exploring the implications of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1982 decision in […]

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Defecting from Religious Enclaves

There are all sorts of enclaves in the world—communities whose worldview, moral values and lifestyles differ significantly from those of the surrounding society. A basic requirement for the survival of such enclaves is social and psychological mechanisms to prevent contamination from the outside.

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The Christian America That Never Was

The American evangelical movement’s manufactured nostalgia is failing to slake the soul’s thirst.

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Nudge, or Shove?

Cass Sunstein’s ‘libertarian paternalism’ doesn’t just sound oxymoronic; it actually is. Liberalism deserves more forthright advocacy.

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Iraq and Ruin

Two recent books by Iraqis on their country’s lost opportunities for democracy are themselves lost in wishful thinking.

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separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

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