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John Gray

Does John Gray counsel anything more than avoidance of the ideological excesses he scorns?

Benjamin Franklin, Enlightenment, museums, Charles Wilson Peale

For all its postmodern flair, the revamped Benjamin Franklin Museum is surprisingly traditional and constrained.

Pacific Rim: Chomsky versus Zizek

An online dustup between two pop star penseurs shows them staggering through afterlives.

White wigs, black masks: Camover swag in Germany

The cameras no longer look at us because we’re famous; we’re famous because they look at us to death.

No one dies for poetry anymore, not even in Russia. Enter the oligarchs, who steer clear of Putin’s ire by sponsoring literary prizes.

The Globe theater in London

Books about London in its Olympic year and after see Americanization eroding the city’s gift for democratic gradualism.

Photos of movement, leaders, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Betty Friedan, Marlene Dixon

For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.

Microtargeting Picture

Why privacy and anonymity are being violated online by an unstoppable process of data profiling.

On socialism or the Middle East, Fred Halliday’s intellectual flexibility was one of his greatest strengths.

How the American right’s obsession with male status legitimated the transition to a neoliberal ethos.

Blogs

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February 27, 2015

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February 6, 2015

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January 29, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015

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January 23, 2015

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