Troubleshooting Finance and Innovation
Assessing the impact of a modern financial sector on an economy’s capacity for innovation is tricky. We’re working on the problem.
Reviews A College President Speaks
Gerhard Casper’s memoir focuses on the highest principle of higher education: academic freedom.
If the GOP Takes the Senate... Expect Minor Tremors in Foreign Policy
Executive-Legislative Branch dynamics over foreign policy are less affected by partisanship than is the case in domestic policy.
Reviews Public Defenders
Two veteran public high-school teachers parse new books about what they do every weekday.
Retroview Greek to Me
Aristotle and Plato famously differed about plenty, but we might take to heart what they agreed on.
Reviews The Melody Man
A reflection on Jerome Kern, the man who created the American standard.
Noodling What’s Going On
The state and the state system alike are in trouble, and the reasons may go deeper than most suspect.
Audacities Canada to the Rescue!
Most proposals about unifying the United States and Canada are based on economic complementarity and cultural affinity. Here’s one based on institutional necessity.
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