Ronald W. Dworkin
Science and Ideology
The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy

How a lack of humility and scientific rigor have led public health activists into dubious pronouncements on an ever-expanding array of controversial issues, from gun control to gender equality to foreign policy.

higher education
What Harvard Needs to Make Leaders

Harvard’s admissions policies are animated by three competing visions of leadership. On their own, none of these visions can produce good leaders.

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Identity Politics
America’s Permanent Mobs

Identity politics tactics echo those of both Lenin and Torquemada.

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Corn Laws And Commies
The New Landowners

Today’s debates about political economy are not unprecedented; in fact, they bear a striking resemblance to the controversies of 19th-century Britain.

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Doctor’s Orders
Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis

Blaming doctors or pharmaceutical companies or capitalism for the opioid crisis is futile. Bad diagnoses will always generate bad solutions.

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Burke vs. Rousseau
Slow and Steady

The Masterpiece Cakeshop case and the ascent of theory over prudence in American political life.

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Happy Days?
The Fifties Were Awful, But Not the Way You Think

The 1950s weren’t an age of conservative bourgeois culture. They were the destructor of that culture.

higher education
In Defense of Adjuncts

How older part-time professors, seasoned by real-world experience, are helping to revitalize American universities.

The #MeToo Moment
The Logic of Zero Tolerance

We must do what we can to stop sexual harassment. But what behavior separates intolerable or criminal behavior, including sexual harassment, from the mere jerk?

The Doctor Is In
No More Shenanigans

To achieve real reform, the era of the ideologue and the bureaucrat must be brought to an end. Make way for the doctor and the nurse.

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