Ronald W. Dworkin
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Grace Dworkin
The Center Can Hold
Driven to the Edge

How capitalism pushes people to political extremes, and how we might save it while rebuilding the center.

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Grace Dworkin
Cannabis vs. Nicotine
Neuroscience Culture and the Sins of Vaping

Why do public health and scientific establishments disdain tobacco and vaping, but cannabis gets a pass? The answer reveals hidden assumptions behind the neuroscientific approach to life.

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Wikimedia Commons
Mind Over Matter
Artificial Intelligence: What’s to Fear?

What should worry us most about artificial intelligence: losing our jobs to cheaper labor or losing our lives to killer robots? The real threat may lie in yet another danger: losing our minds.

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Culture and Capital
Why Big Business Loves Gender Neutrality

How Marx explains the corporate embrace of women’s rights and the transgendered—and what will come next.

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Eugene Delacroix, “Tiger and Snake” (1862)
Red in Tooth and Claw
The Law of Nature and the Love of Self

How self-love and an ethic of struggle came to set the tone of life in the “progressive” West.

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Benjamin West, “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise”
The Case for Modesty
The Virtue in Shame

The movement to destroy sexual shame comes with a social cost.

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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.

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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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