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Heidegger, Being Human, and Antisemitism

Can Martin Heidegger’s Nazism and antisemitism be separated out from his philosophical project?

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Race, Democracy, and the Constitution

Granting preferential admissions to universities on the basis of race is impermissible if not unconstitutional. That is the correct decision the Supreme Court made this week. That does not mean, of course, that we shouldn’t try to address both racial and class discrimination in higher education.

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Marx’s Heirs

Marxism is back, and Thomas Piketty’s new book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” might be its new Bible. But both Piketty and the Marxist movement miss the real danger of inequality.

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The Disturbing Rise of Mass Denationalization

Mass denationalization of citizens was a vicious aspect of 20th century totalitarian regimes, and it appears to be coming back.

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Is There Hope for Campaign Finance Reform?

Supporters of campaign finance reform keep trying to fix our current system from within. But it’s time to change to our campaign finance system itself.

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Give Me Peace Or Give Me Death

Ukraine could very well decide the future of Europe: there EU leaders must decide what they are fighting for.

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European Solidarity for What?

Europe’s ability to address the challenges of the 21st century hangs on one thing: it must decide what it is.

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The Preferential President

President Obama has preferences, not convictions, yet he continues to take strong stands in public. This is a dangerous combination.

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Why the Jews?

Making anti-semitism into an eternal problem, some scholars of Judaism actually wind up normalizing anti-Judaism.

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Privacy and Politics

Privacy is important, but not for the reasons privacy activists usually cite.

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