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Are Our Politics Really “Tribal”?

Amy Chua’s new book mischaracterizes American politics and perpetuates stereotypes of tribal societies.

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Gendered Orientalism

Lila Abu-Lughod claims that the supposedly oppressed women of the Muslim world don’t need the help of the enlightened West. Turns out, she’s right.

Purity and Responsibility

A new book on Islamic law is long on abstractions but short on assessing actual experience. The result is an exercise in erudite misdirection.

Understanding Corruption

What is corruption? The answer depends on who you’re asking, and where you’re asking it.

The Death of Dying?

For all human history, dying has been a social process as much as a biological one—until now?

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