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Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom
Conservatives often complain that theyve been exiled from power, whether in the corridors of the Capitol or the pages of the New York Times. Yet conservative ideas have dominated American politics…
Length: 8 minutes (2220 words)
Free Science, One Paper at a Time
On Father’s Day three years ago, biologist Jonathan Eisen decided he’d like to republish all his father’s papers. His father, Howard Eisen, a biologist and a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, had published 40-some-odd papers by the time that he died by suicide at age 45.
Author: David Dobbs
Source: Wired
Published: May 11, 2011
Length: 20 minutes (5087 words)
Lady Gaga takes tea with Mr Fry
The Lanesborough HotelSaturday evening, May 14 2011It takes quite a bit to excite the staff of The Lanesborough Hotel, one of Londons more self-consciously luxurious five-star residences. Princes,…
Source: www.ft.com
Length: 14 minutes (3532 words)
Chasing perfection at the world's longest footrace
By Sam ShawThe runners slog past a bivouac of plastic card tables and folding chairs, past electric-green Port-O Lets ripe with disinfectant, past indifferently groomed hedges and the redbrick…
Source: harpers.org
Length: 33 minutes (8397 words)
The Megacity
Published: Nov. 13, 2006
Length: 38 minutes (9638 words)
Sentimentality or Honesty? On Charles Taylor
The philosopher Charles Taylor is a sadly endangered type: the philosopher-statesman. Born in Montreal in 1931, Taylor studied at McGill and Oxford, where he was a pupil of Isaiah Berlin and G.E.M.…
Length: 5 minutes (1482 words)
Interfaith Moments
Jalees Rehman All true living is encounter (Alles wirkliche Leben ist Begegnung). Martin Buber, I and Thou (Ich und Du) Last year, our local masjid (mosque) organized an…
Length: 6 minutes (1541 words)
The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Redux
Since we often cannot see what is happening before our eyes, it is perhaps not too surprising that what is at a slight distance removed is utterly invisible. We have just witnessed an instructive…
Author: Noam Chomsky
Length: 23 minutes (5837 words)
When Kerouac Met Kesey
Book Essay - Autumn 2011 Print The two counterculture heroes, one representing the Beat 50s and one the psychedelic 60s, had a lot less in common than you might expect By…
Length: 9 minutes (2381 words)
Could You Forgive the Man Who Shot You in The Face?
In the days after 9/11, a Dallas man named Mark Stroman went on a revenge killing spree. Rais Bhuiyan survived and, a decade later, tried to…
Length: 24 minutes (6180 words)
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