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What the Super-rich Really Think
October 05, 2012

A new study confirms F. Scott Fitzgerald’s observation that the rich really are different.

Mugabe and Me
October 05, 2012

At an arts festival in Zimbabwe, the show must go on—even when the main event has been banned by the police.

Tarzan turns 100
October 05, 2012

What the Spanish-American War can tell us about the ideological core of the original Tarzan story:

Show Me the Money
October 05, 2012

Why you keep picking the more expensive cell phone plan—and how behavioral economics can help.

Thank You, Daily Caller, for Your Dud of a Story
October 03, 2012

The Daily Caller Obama bombshell is a big fat nothingburger. But it does raise an important point about the government's Katrina response.

Corporations Are People When They Donate to Campaigns—But Not When They Violate Human Rights?
October 02, 2012

The Supreme Court this week took a position at odds with it's Citizens United holding: corporations aren't persons when they aid and abet torture.

From the Archives: Eugene Genovese on Eric Hobsbawm
October 01, 2012

A 1995 review by Eugene Genovese of Eric Hobsbawm’s history of the 20th century.

How Hugo Chavez Could Help Mitt Romney Win the Election
September 27, 2012

Fourteen years into his term of office, an ailing Hugo Chávez faces his most competitive race yet. What happens if he loses?

Anti-Muslim Subway Ads Enjoy the Freedom to Offend
September 25, 2012

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, President Barack Obama vigorously defended the freedom of speech, noting that even if the U.S. government could prevent the dissemination of offensive statements and images, it would never do so. “The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression,” said Obama. “It is more speech—the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.” Obama began his remarks with a tribute to U.S.

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