Why and how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more equal than all the others.
“Elite” is the laziest slur in the book. Yet, on both the left and right, “elites” — however we define them — are getting whupped.
“Take what’s in front of you, not what it was or could be. And do what you can with it.”
Tocqueville wrote that the "greatness of America lies… in her ability to repair her faults." With a renewed national discussion on the faultlines of race, class, identity, and culture, we look inward. How do we assess the state of life in America?
Ebola reached an epidemic-level crisis because of government instability. It became manageable thanks to outside institutions.
Environmental devastation has been a consequence of war since time immemorial. Can we draw a line between necessary and gratuitous destruction? Where?
Should an Egyptian artifact be in a British museum? That question merits a broader conversation: does our cultural heritage belong to a people, a place, or the world?