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Philosophy & History

Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit

First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these votes seem worse than many pessimists anticipated. So what might Plato, a notoriously harsh critic of democracy, have said about all of this?

Philosophy & History

What the Graffiti of Ancient Pompeii Teach Us About Our Modern Selves

Writing “I was here” is one of the most basic forms of self-expression. With a history that goes back several thousand years, graffiti-writing teaches us a great deal about our own habits of self-display.

Language & Culture

Diaspora and Home: An Interview with Homi K. Bhabha

How much displacement can an individual or a group take? Homi K. Bhabha talks about migration, biography and culture – and how the refugee could become the model on which to think about new forms of belonging and citizenship.

Politics & Society

Concerned Millenials Aren’t Anxious Snowflakes, They’re Just Realists

Young adults are regularly vilified as overly sensitive and anxious, but their belief the world is unsafe may just be realistic given the post-9/11 environment they’ve grown up in.

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