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On the 1992 Campaign Trail with Jerry Brown

California governor Jerry Brown was once part-hippie, part-futurist.Sidney Blumenthal

Selling Your Bulk Online Data Really Means Selling Your Autonomy

What makes the new, data-heavy advertising so cunning is that it creates the illusion that we're still making autonomous choicesEvgeny Morozov

Four Books That Should Have Stayed on Social Media

Just because someone offers you a book deal, doesn't mean you should take it. Hillary Kelly

The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs

URLs like mean a lot more than they appear.Christopher Beam

Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?

The answer is a lot more complicated than saying we're less enlightened than Europe. Solving an epidemiological mystery. Michael Hobbes

The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything

The battle in Ukraine means everythingTimothy Snyder

Photo: Ukrainians Hit With a Hail of Eggs by Pro-Russian Protesters

If you’re going to have stuff thrown at you, eggs are preferable to rocks. But there are a lot of eggs.Geoff Dyer

The Man Who Made Libertarians Wrong About the Constitution

Richard Epstein's highly influential, highly politicized scholarship sits at the base of Tea Party dogmaCass R. Sunstein

The Emancipationist Century

David Brion Davis's book on American slavery and American freedom was 50 years in the making—and worth the wait.Steven Hahn


'Fiddler on the Roof' Distorted Sholem Aleichem

Two new books together underscore the extent to which both Fiddler on the Roof and Sholem Aleichem were creatures of their audiences.Jenna Weissman Joselit


In Praise of Beautiful Music

“Isn’t beautiful enough for you?” I’ve been struggling with this question for much of my life as a critic.David Hajdu

J Street's Rejection Is a Scandal

The exclusion of an opinion is not a refutation of it.Leon Wieseltier

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