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5 “Don’ts” of Practicing Gratitude by Amie M. Gordon. Gratitude is good. Good for your health and well-being. Good for your relationships. But research suggests that gratitude is not always good.Focusing on what you have instead of what you have-not […]


Gustav III of Sweden: The Forgotten Despot of the Age of Enlightenment by A.D. Harvey. Gustav III of Sweden (1746-92) is one of the least studied of the later eighteenth-century rulers known as the Enlightened Despots. He was not a […]

Tick Tock

The Clock Ticks on Racial Preferences by James Taranto. It has been a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan’s discriminatory admissions policies. By a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that the […]


Of Freedom and Fairness by Jonathan Haidt. The new culture war is about economic issues, and the side that better sells its idea of fairness will have the upper hand. More here.


Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’ by Michael Moynihan. Last week famed primatologist Jane Goodall was found to have plagiarized parts of her new book, but a deeper look reveals a work plagued by rampant copying, obvious […]