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Conservative Multiculturalism's Southern Heritage

Nation essay ponders how white conservatives developed a distinctive twist on multiculturalism after Jim Crow’s end.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Path Back To Equality Leads Through Unions

The Nation summarizes an important new finding: Americans of the mid-twentieth century had unions to thank for their booming, egalitarian economy.

By Nathan Pippenger

Making Sense of Bad Beliefs

An essay in Aeon tackles a tough but urgent question: Do people have the right to believe whatever they want?

By Nathan Pippenger

Facebook’s Shallow Understanding of “Community”

Mark Zuckerberg offers unconvincing reassurance to the journalists his website is weakening.

By Nathan Pippenger

There Are Two Ways of Thinking About the "Crisis of Democracy" Debate

The basic difference in perspectives at the heart of this discussion.

By Nathan Pippenger