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Sums on snails *

Aug 10th, 2002 | Filed by

Francis Galton counted silly things.… Read the rest

Dawkins on Sanderson *

Aug 2nd, 2002 | Filed by

A Headmaster’s hatred of any locked door which might stand between a boy and some worthwhile enthusiasm shows what real education is.… Read the rest

Power to the Rich *

Jul 29th, 2002 | Filed by

Perhaps the most pro-business presidency the US has ever endured.… Read the rest

Amateur Journalism *

Jul 19th, 2002 | Filed by

What was lost in judiciousness was gained in verve.… Read the rest

Berkowitz on Rawls *

Jul 3rd, 2002 | Filed by

‘How can the moral law be both a fact of reason and in need of justification by faith?’… Read the rest

Philosophy and Biography *

Jun 10th, 2002 | Filed by

Is there any connection between the way we think and the way we live? Surely yes, but do biographers know what the connections are?… Read the rest

Dawkins or Gould *

Jun 9th, 2002 | Filed by

What is and what is not at issue in the disagreements.… Read the rest

Darwin and Jesus mix? *

May 10th, 2002 | Filed by

Michael Ruse says they can.… Read the rest

Aesthete *

May 8th, 2002 | Filed by

Cynthia Ozick believes stories occupy a realm separate from life, and that includes politics.… Read the rest

Hitchens on Amis Major *

May 2nd, 2002 | Filed by

Kingsley Amis thought of boredom as a form of tyranny.… Read the rest

Meritocracy *

Apr 20th, 2002 | Filed by

Philosophers and political theorists disagree with popular belief that special rewards are deserved.… Read the rest

Gitlin Meets Fallows *

Apr 15th, 2002 | Filed by

And they talk about media saturation.… Read the rest

Interrogations Archive

Apr 12th, 2002 | By Editor


High and Outside

A Local Habitation and a Name

Behind the Mask

On Difference

Reality Check

What Have We Here?

Pay Attention

In Memoriam

The Way We Live Now

The Right Tools

Tap Tap

Desert Island Dreams

Local Intelligence


Choosing Consciousness

Do I Wake or Sleep


Mystery, Drama, Surprise

Other Minds



Done and Not Done

Weave a Net to Catch the Wind

Mind the Gap

Sense and Sentimentality

Gustave and Dawn

Who’s In There?

Thinking Makes It So


Homo Quaerens

Perfection Isn’t

Self and InternetRead the rest

Middle Mind *

Dec 10th, 2001 | Filed by

Funny, ruthless dissection of the ‘Fresh Air’ mindset.… Read the rest

Dwight Macdonald *

Nov 30th, 2001 | Filed by

Right when he said no, wrong when he said yes.… Read the rest

Lingua Franca *

Nov 20th, 2001 | Filed by

Judith Shulevitz on making a magazine weird.… Read the rest

Multiculti lite *

Nov 19th, 2001 | Filed by

A global education? Or merely a little Arundhati Roy here, a little Toni Morrisson there.… Read the rest

Magical energy in alternative medicine *

Nov 17th, 2001 | Filed by

Misuse of scientific terms gives credibility to woo-woo.… Read the rest

Germaine Greer on Women and Poetry *

Nov 4th, 2001 | Filed by

The interrelationship between rhyme and emphasis.… Read the rest

Nussbaum on Rawls *

Jul 20th, 2001 | Filed by

Martha Nussbaum on John Rawls in the Chronicle of Higher Education.… Read the rest