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What is the link between the Norway killer’s actions and the ideas he espoused?
The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.
We need a mandatory course in every high school that looks at society through the lens of ethics and morality, rather than efficiency and productivity.
Japan’s artists and writers respond to the 3/11 disaster.
En route to Los Angeles during the quake, the author finds himself in Arizona, watching the tsunami unfold on TV.
3/11 will go down in history as a day that fundamentally changed the environment of modern Japan.
After 3/11, there is no way we can go back to how things used to be.
The response by the Japanese people to the quake fills the author with pride—and great concern.
For those who grew up in Fukushima, the disaster didn't just destroy their home town, it stole their childhood memories.
Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.
Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?
When Congress, the president and the media run roughshod over popular will and citizen action, small-d democracy pays the price.
Deficit hawks argue that excessive government spending drives the US's debt woes. They're wrong.
Politicians don't just need the billionaire media mogul's cash—they need his newspapers, magazines and TV networks, too.
Robin Blackburn's The American Crucible treats modern slavery as an international institution with national histories.
On Reza Aslan’s Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East.
Charles Taylor is a sadly endangered type: the philosopher-statesman.
Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz’s The Interrupters; Raul Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon; Jon Favreu’s Cowboys and Aliens; David Yates’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2; Brit Marling’s Another Earth; Miranda July’s The Future
Vouching for vouchers; Elizabeth Warren for president; three kinds of Republican idiots; Borgesian grammar