Who Decides Our Desires? Luke Burgis on why what we want is dependent on the whims of others.
How We Can Regain Our Sense of Self In a world that increasingly demands our attention, how can we take back control of our ambitions and interests?
How a Philosopher of Terror Became Just Another Curiosity With every year, the obsessions of the post-9/11 era recede further out of mind. That's a good thing.
The Eternal Return of the Paranoid Style Why can't Americans—no matter their politics—stop inventing conspiracy theories?
Are Muslims Boring Now? Muslims are becoming proxies in the culture war—just like everyone else.
George Kennan and the Restrainers Kennan was a conflicted, complicated character. Neither he nor his heirs can be easily pigeonholed.
How to Get Normal Politics Back Damon Linker argues that our democracy is in worse shape than Shadi thinks.
Is the 'Deep State' a Figment of the Right's Imagination? And how a DeSantis victory—with a clear popular vote margin—might actually strengthen our democracy.
Life is Inherently Uncomfortable Muslim students may have been offended by a painting of the Prophet. That's a feature, not a bug.
A Series of Moments, Frozen in Time Why is it that I find it so hard to make good videos? Is it because I’m bad at telling stories?