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The Art of Losing

The end of the war in Afghanistan shows the danger of our commitment to perpetual optimism

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Tuesday, November 30, 2021

On Our Knees

What the history of a gesture can tell us about Black creative power

by Farah Peterson | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Rewilding Our Minds

Why nature is so necessary during the pandemic—and how we repay the debt

by Lucy Jones | Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The China Model

Its economic success and rejection of democratic values have engaged leaders across the globe

by Shakhar Rahav | Monday, March 01, 2021

Putin’s Potemkin Paradise

The troubling appeal of Russia’s blend of political repression and bourgeois comfort

by Graeme Wood | Monday, March 01, 2021

White, Whiteness, Whitewash

The masks we wear in America

by Nancy Isenberg | Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Our Post-Privacy World

Total information awareness may make us feel safe, but will we regret living in a surveillance state?

by Thomas A. Bass | Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Looking Back From the End of the World

What Thoreau can teach us about living life during—and after—the pandemic

by David Gessner | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

No Ghost in the Machine

Artificial intelligence isn’t as intelligent as you think

by Mark Halpern | Monday, March 02, 2020

This Man Should Not Be Executed

Billy Joe Wardlow murdered a man, but mitigating facts say he should not pay for that crime with his life

by Lincoln Caplan | Monday, December 02, 2019
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