Borders between countries and other boundaries have not been the only ones to suffer collapse with postmodernism; those between the private and public spheres have disappeared as well. And the result is an unfortunate lack of privacy.
Reform the jail sentencing for individuals charged with drug possession.
“Why our screens make us less happy” was the title of a TED talk given by psychologist Adam Alter this April.
On March 2 at Middlebury College in Vermont, author and academic Charles Murray planned to speak on his recent book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010.” He was invited by a local chapter of the American Enterprise Institute, but at the podium, Murray was met with protesters that chanted lines such as, “racist, sexist, anti-gay, Charles Murray, go away,” according to a March 3 Inside Higher Ed article.
In recent years, the liberal arts education has been criticized for being impractical and distinctly non-vocational.
On Oct. 25, the Southern Poverty Law Center published a “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” a manual that, antithetical to its aim, distorts, rather than illuminates, reality.
Though a boost in the minimum wage may be popular, the Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and middle-income workers is a superior alternative.
For many Americans, especially millennials, government and politics are replacing religion. Instead of attending to the dusty Bible on their bookshelves, frustrated voters are increasingly idolizing our political leaders as agents for great revolution and, perhaps, revelation.
On Aug. 1, the Movement for Black Lives coalition of over 50 organizations and partners released a comprehensive manifesto designed to eradicate systemic racism and its destructive symptoms, including economic insufficiency and discriminatory policing.
In his 1835 text “Democracy in America,” French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville was perhaps most captivated by what he dubbed America’s “equality of condition.” According to the First Principles Journal, de Tocqueville employed this phrase to refer not to “the literal material equality of all American citizens, but rather the universal assumption that no significance was to be accorded to any apparent differences—material, social, or personal.” This innate equality was initially affirmed in the Declaration of Independence’s “self-evident” “truth” that “all men are created equal.” Rather than signifying that citizens were promised equal outcomes, this clause expressed that all are born with equal dignity and guaranteed objective treatment before the law. Of course, the Founders’ 18th-century notion of equality was far from how we conceive the principle today.