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The Lost Leviathan

Perry Anderson’s critique of liberal hegemony was written before Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in November of last year. And in a way, Trump’s election might serve as a vindication of Anderson’s attack.

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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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