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The Moral Danger of Conservative Nostalgia

At what point does longing for days gone by become something more than a mere expression of personal taste?
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On Objectivity in Journalism

Exercising discretion in choosing what to say and how to say it inevitably requires adopting some particular perspective, but doesn't that just admit bias?
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On Patriotism

What does our fidelity to the nation in which we live require? What can it not demand?

Opinion

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Environmental Impacts of the Fashion Industry

In what ways might fashion's contribution to global ills represent unique harms in need of immediate redress?
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In Defense of Eating Dogs

Are there any moral considerations separating different kinds of meat? Cultural attitudes tell us one thing, but what might consistency demand?
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Moral Lessons from the Meng Wanzhou Affair?

It's difficult to see the narrative that this political showdown was about taking a stand on principles as anything but hollow.

Culture

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A Squid Meta-Game Rule

What might 'Squid Game' tell us about the loose requirements for meaningful agency that must be present in order to play any game?
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‘Squid Game,’ Class Struggle, and the Good Life

The show pulls back the curtain to expose the deep stratification in the modern day debtors prison we've constructed.
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Praise and Resentment: The Moral of ‘Bad Art Friend’

Is there a basic truth, fundamental fact, or obvious lesson that might be hiding behind all this pettiness?

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Individual Rights, Collective Interests, and Vaccine Mandates

Is there any justifying the state's strong-arming and bullying in the name of its citizens' public health?
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Why You Should (Almost) Always Give a 5-Star Rating

How should the disproportionate significance of a less-than-perfect review affect user behavior?
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A Squid Meta-Game Rule

What might 'Squid Game' tell us about the loose requirements for meaningful agency that must be present in order to play any game?
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Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Russia and the Energy...

On what grounds could we possibly object to the geopolitical opportunism that represents business as usual?
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‘Squid Game,’ Class Struggle, and the Good Life

The show pulls back the curtain to expose the deep stratification in the modern day debtors prison we've constructed.
photograph of Louis Vuitton storefront

Environmental Impacts of the Fashion Industry

In what ways might fashion's contribution to global ills represent unique harms in need of immediate redress?