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Room for Sex by Richard J Williams. Most architecture sets out to make us civil and efficient. Where are the homes that give us passion and pleasure? More.
The Real “Anti-Science” by Wesley J. Smith. When Bill Nye the Science Guy complains of a war being waged on science, he should look in the mirror. Nye, who is actually the mechanical engineering guy—that’s his educational background—is more guilty […]
Will Fascism Come to America through Its Colleges and Universities? by Roger L Simon. If fascism comes to America, it will be through our college and university system. The biggest cowards in our country today are many, if not most, […]
Are We Having Too Much Fun? by Megan Garber. In 1985, Neil Postman observed an America imprisoned by its own need for amusement. He was, it turns out, extremely prescient. More.
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Donald L. Drakeman. Abraham Flexner, founder of the Institute for Advanced Study, has much to teach modern researchers—not only about seeking knowledge for its own sake, but also about effective fundraising and private philanthropy. […]
Dartmouth Study Finds Democrats Are The Least Tolerant Students On Campus by Bre Payton. A new survey of students at Dartmouth College found that those who identified as Democrats are the least tolerant on campus. More.
Pity the Poor Monster by Theodore Dalrymple. France must ask itself why Karim Cheurfi was out of prison. More.
Bill Nye and the Politics of Grievance by Ben Domenech. We must not fall into the trap of thinking speech that offends is speech that must be forbidden. A healthy culture demands that much of us. More.
Trading on the Female Body: Surrogacy, Exploitation, and Collusion by the US Government by Kathleen Sloan. Commercial surrogacy is the ultimate manifestation of the American neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of human life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic […]
When Philosophy Needed Muslims, Jews and Christians Alike by Peter Adamson. If you were asked to name the most important philosopher of 10th-century Baghdad, you would presumably not hesitate to say ‘al-Farabi’. He’s one of the few thinkers of the […]
Our Quantum Problem by Adrian Kent. When the deepest theory we have seems to undermine science itself, some kind of collapse looks inevitable. More.
PD reviews Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation by Kevin Vallier.
The French, Coming Apart by Christopher Caldwell. A social thinker illuminates his country’s populist divide. More.
Sorry, College Kids, There’s No Such Thing As Hate Speech by John Daniel Davidson. For the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate speech. That […]
Meet the Sisters Who Ran ‘the Most Famous and Luxurious House of Prostitution in the Country’ by Nina Renata Aron. Chicago’s Everleigh Club hosted celebrities and princes. Its owners made millions. More.
Douthat’s Wager: Go to Church, Even If You Don’t Believe by Jonathan Malesic. If you are a secular liberal who made your twice-yearly trip to church on Easter Sunday, you took an important step toward improving your life, your political […]
God in the Machine: My Strange Journey into Transhumanism by Meghan O’Gieblyn. After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality […]
Of March and Myth: The Politicizing of Science by Sylvia R. Karasu. Scientific integrity, self-correction, and the public. More.
How Late-Night Comedy Fueled the Rise of Trump by Caitlin Flanagan. Sneering hosts have alienated conservatives and made liberals smug. More.