World Affairs

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Should Clinicians Have Soapboxes?

Does the unique position of medical professionals make them the best commentators or the worst?
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Fair Shares and COVID-19 Booster Shots

What blame do we bear for enjoying the ill-gotten gains secured by our government?
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On the Appropriateness of Shame

How can we even begin to chart the contours of such a nebulous thing?
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The Poland-Belarus Border Crisis: The Ethics of Blackmail

Is the principled refusal to come to the negotiating table with terrorists a morally justified stance?
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Aaron Rodgers, “Critical Thinking,” and Intellectual Humility

How do we distinguish between healthy epistemic habits and virtues and those which are unhealthy?

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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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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Vaccine Hesitancy as Free-Riding

A not insignificant portion of the unvaccinated continue to confound us in their refusal to acknowledge the basic demands of fairness.
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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.
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Are Vaccines Passports Ethical?

Are we justified in constraining some people's rights so that others might enjoy a return to normal?