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Ken Chen in The New Republic: Once, in my youth, I took a graduate philosophy seminar I thought would be about law and justice: Instead we discussed the semantic implications of punctuation marks. After class, I found myself venting to... Continue reading
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Bruce Bower in Science News: Fierce combat erupted in February 2016 at the northern Iraqi village of Kudilah. A Western-backed coalition of Arab Sunni tribesmen, Kurds in the Iraqi army and Kurdish government forces advanced on Islamic State fighters who... Continue reading
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Bomani Jones in Playboy: When did you realize you had become somebody? When I came to The Atlantic I’d been writing for 12 years. The Atlantic is seen as this arbiter of sophisticated ideas, well ensconced in the mainstream consensus,... Continue reading
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Ariel Sabar in The Atlantic: On a humid afternoon this past November, I pulled off Interstate 75 into a stretch of Florida pine forest tangled with runaway vines. My GPS was homing in on the house of a man I... Continue reading
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Ian Sample in The Guardian: The skin comes out in goosebumps and tingles run up the spine. But how particular pieces of music can induce such rapturous effects in people has stumped researchers for centuries. With the passing of time... Continue reading
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From The Guardian: David Cameron, along with the Treasury, the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund and others have been attacked by the leave campaign for exaggerating the economic risks of Brexit. This criticism has been widely accepted by... Continue reading
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Judith Stark in The Conversation: This is an enduring dilemma in the area of ethics and one that has recently come to light with charges of unethical behavior brought against a prominent philosopher, Professor Thomas Pogge of Yale University. Pogge... Continue reading
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Daniel Dennett and Azra Raza Dear Reader, As you know, we are able to run the site only because our regular readers support us through subscriptions or one-time payments. Whichever you'd like to do, please take a couple of minutes... Continue reading
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Yoona Lee in the Los Angeles Review of Books: In 1993 an unusually precocious 23-year-old named Alain de Botton rocked the literary world with the release of his first novel, On Love (also known as Essays in Love). Since then... Continue reading
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Sean Carroll in UnDark: There are two things going on, both of which are crucial to the operation of a pendulum clock. One is a little gizmo called an escapement, which turns the back-and-forth-rocking of the pendulum into the one-way... Continue reading
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Shoaib Daniyal in Scroll.in: At the height of the Islamic Golden Age – a period from the mid-8th century to the mid-13th century when Islamic civilisation is believed to have reached its intellectual and cultural zenith – homosexuality was openly... Continue reading
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by Kelly James Clark Maarten Boudry has argued here at 3 Quarks Daily that religion and religion alone motivates ISIS and ISIS-like extremists to violence. He claims (without citation) that other factors, "socio-economic disenfranchisement, unemployment, troubled family backgrounds, discrimination and... Continue reading
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by Ahmed Humayun "Mr. Obama's refusal to speak of "radical Islam" also betrays his failure to understand the sources of Islamic State's legitimacy and thus its allure to young Muslim men….Mr. Obama's refusal to acknowledge the real nature of the... Continue reading
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Eden the 5 pm Magnolia tree is flaunting its lemony green leaves again lush as every rite of spring, fresh, pregnant with light, it makes the quaking Aspen near the hoop house tremble its leaves aroused by breeze as we... Continue reading
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by Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse In the real world of political talk, getting the last word is often what counts most. This is especially the case where political talk is conducted in the limited space between commercial... Continue reading
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by Jonathan Kujawa In April Donald Trump howled that the Republican delegate selection process was "rigged". This was back when it looked like he wouldn't have a majority of the delegates going into the Republican convention. In the first round... Continue reading
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Peter Soriano. From Permanent Maintenance, 2015. "… his largest wall drawing to date. Commissioned by the Colby College Museum of Art, this multipart piece spans approximately one hundred linear feet …" More here and here. Current exhibition at Colby College... Continue reading
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by Olivia Zhu Predictive policing is catching the public’s attention. Interest in the topic hasn’t abated, ever since greater scrutiny, strained budgets, and racial tension have plagued police departments and the communities they are meant to protect. The Marshall Project... Continue reading
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by Tamuira Reid According to an article written by Therese J. Bouchard for the site, World of Psychology, there are "8 Ways to Help Your Bipolar Loved One Cope". 1. Educate yourself. "Education is always the starting point. Because until... Continue reading
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by Jalees Rehman "The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and... Continue reading
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by Maniza Naqvi They come for us five times a day. The azaan goes off with a bang as the loudspeaker switch is flipped on. It's so loud—I feel like I've been electrocuted—and there's a white light that goes off... Continue reading
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