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Hostility

A Climate March against Capitalism by Peter Wood. About 400,000 people assembled yesterday along Central Park West and marched down though Columbus Circle, to Midtown, and then east to the United Nations. Billed as “The People’s Climate March,” the event […]

Democracy

John Gray reviews Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama.

Girls

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do by Enrico Gnaulati. New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today’s grading methods skew in their favor? More at Atlantic.

Professors

Professors on Food Stamps: The Shocking True Story of Academia in 2014 by Matt Saccaro. Forget minimum wage, some adjunct professors say they’re making 50 cents an hour. Wait till you read these stories. More at Salon.

Science

How Our Botched Understanding of ‘Science’ Ruins Everything by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry. Intellectuals of all persuasions love to claim the banner of science. A vanishing few do so properly. More.

Search

Katharine Jefferts Schori reviews Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich.