A Note From Our Chairman A Relaunch
We first published on September 1, 2005 amidst the crisis triggered by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the controversy over the subsequent war it provoked. We face another such watershed today.
China and Modernity The Consolations of Ceremony
Can the recent actions of the Chinese government be explained in terms of Confucian rather than Marxist thought?
Make 'em laugh What Is Sophistication?
American Jewish humor, born of the ultimate border-crossing culture, has become the comedy of the global elite.
higher education Why Pick on Middlebury?
Millions of students graduate from college each year, fretting more about jobs than politics. So why is Middlebury treated as a microcosm of American higher education?
democracy South Africa Is News Again
The resurgence of democracy in South Africa stirs up memories of the collapse of Apartheid—as seen up close and in person.
Ethics and Politics The Sadness of Princes
Angela Merkel finds herself in a Machiavellian dilemma: caught between moral compulsion and the reasons of state.
Sex and Secularism So What’s With All This Solemnity?
It’s easy to exaggerate the importance of secularism in America, though the values of sexual life have certainly been secularized.
Global Culture Victims International
America has exported many a cultural influence around the globe, including its victimology.
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