At some point iconoclasts will find themselves standing, torches in hand, at the foot of something they love. Harry Potter turned out to be that thing.
Simone de Beauvoir
To preserve a healthy democracy, the French legislature needs to pull its weight.
Does the recent development of progressive liberalism really discredit the ideals of pluralism and civility?
Should museums only exhibit work of their own culture, or should they bring the world to visitors?
The proponents of effective altruism forget the lessons about charity from Adam Smith, Charles Dickens, and the New Testament.
American higher education needs institutional pluralism.
The argument made recently by Kim Forde-Mazrui may not be in good faith, but it does raise important questions about the meaning of the Constitution.
Far from creating a “dog-eat-dog” world, Adam Smith shows why capitalism instead creates a society of cooperation and mutual benefit.
Forced dialogue and a strange mocumentary structure unfortunately mar this story of the fight to overturn an arcade-game ban.
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A federal agency for licensing AI firms would make Americans more vulnerable to the problems the technology can help us address.
The granting of immunity to platforms for third-party content suggests a clear distinction that America’s preeminent publisher could locate with precision.
The real danger lies not in AI, but in ourselves.
It is both legal and legitimate for legislatures and governors to redirect state universities toward a healthy understanding of culture and American life.
Our efforts must focus on depoliticizing higher education.
A1949 movie about the Battle of the Bulge reveals the American character that won World War II.