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The Age of Unenlightenment

Robert Armstrong Financial Times March 24, 2017

“The most pressing question of our age is not what will happen when the computers outsmart us. Nor is it the future of globalisation, or how to stop climate change. It is much more fundamental than these: Why is everyone so mean and stupid, and why is it getting worse?” More…

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Edinburgh’s statue of David Hume, the 18th-century philosopher (Kieran Dodds/Panos via FT)


In Donald Trump era, UW prof’s rural Wisconsin insights gain national prominence

Mark Sommerhauser Wisconsin State Journal February 20, 2017

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Kathy Cramer (John Hart Wisconsin State Journal)

J.D. Vance talks about the working class

Annie Cheng Yale Daily News February 2, 2017

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(Surbhi Bharadwaj via YDN)

In Venezuela, we couldn’t stop Chávez. Don’t make the same mistakes we did.

 The Washington Post January 27, 2017 at 1:54 PM

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Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Jorge Santo via TWP)

Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

Karl Marlantes The New York Times January 7, 2017

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American soldiers watching helicopters landing as part of Operation Pershing in South Vietnam in 1967 (Patrick Christian/Getty Images via NYT)

To mobilize Trump’s America for environmental protection, invoke the past

 Los Angeles Times December 12, 2016 at 2:55 PM

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(John Brecher, Jackson Hole News via LAT)

What so Many People Don’t Get About the Working Class

Joan C. Williams Harvard Business Review November 10, 2016

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(via HBR)

The Conservative Intellectual Crisis

David Brooks New York Times October 26, 2016

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William F. Buckley in his office in NYC (Fred R. Conrad for NYT)

Do you live in a bubble? A quiz

PBS Newshour March 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM EST

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(Captured Sunday, January 29, 2017 via PBS Newshour)


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