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March 9, 2021
The Cat in the Tinfoil Hat
Never take away a 50-year-old baby’s favorite toys.
July 20, 2020
You’re Only As Free as You Are Wealthy
Without real economic freedom, Americans cling to petty acts of refusal.
January 1, 2020
Gun Basics—and Other Lessons
Getting along is a necessity when you know you’re likely to run into each other at the only gas station in town. But it’s also a frame of mind.
November 21, 2018
How the ‘Natural Family’ Movement Brought Its War of Values to the Balkans
Populist leaders with an increasingly autocratic bent are finding that it pays to jump on this ultraconservative bandwagon.
October 12, 2018
How Latin Got Woke
Latin has long been the domain of dead white men. Today, a new cadre of scholars is trying to take it back.
Lisa De Bode
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July 9, 2018
The Dark Money Behind Campus Speech Wars
Speech First has ties to the billionaire Koch brothers and high-profile conservative causes. But the campus culture wars won’t be won in the courts: You can’t litigate students into changing their minds.
May 28, 2018
The Problems of Liberalism: A Q&A With Patrick Deneen
An effort to determine whether common ground can, or should, be found between factions of the left and right against liberalism.
May 25, 2018
Finding a Way Back Home
The many Philip Roths.
August 15, 2017
Why the Battle for India’s Past Is a Fight for Its Future
Seventy years after partition, India’s ruling party is using history to divide the country.
August 10, 2017
Trump Has Declared a Culture War—This Is How to Fight Back
Democrats must not compromise on fundamental principles.