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The worlds of Sholem Aleichem.
How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.
The Brooklyn Museum’s massive show of war photography is a wasted opportunity.
Do “smart” urban automation projects have more in common with Jane Jacobs or Le Corbusier?
The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.
The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.
Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.
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- Thomas Piketty and Millennial Marxists on the Scourge of Inequality
- [LIVE STREAM] Thomas Piketty: Is Inequality Inevitable?
- What the French E-mail Meme Reveals About America’s Runaway Culture of Work
- Lewis Black on Why He’s a Socialist—and Creationists Get the ‘Cosmos’ Parody They Deserve
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