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The Story of Hanukkah Has Become Politicized

December 06, 2018

Many Jews are celebrating Hanukkah this week, but in rather different ways. Some are lighting candles all eight nights and reciting prayers—heads covered with kippahs.

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What Makes a Good American?

November 23, 2018

Age-old debates about patriotism and what constitutes a good American have taken on a new significance in the Trump Era.

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We Are What We Celebrate

November 19, 2018

The different ways we spend our holidays tells volumes about our personal lives, our communities, and even our nation.

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America's Imaginary China Threat

October 31, 2018

Above all, there seems to be no obvious reason as to why China will want to replace the United States or become a world hegemon.

For the Record: Iran: Deal with the Mother Lode

September 27, 2018

For the Record: Iran: Deal with the Mother Lode

Happiness is the Wrong Metric

September 13, 2018

People are motivated not only by a quest for satisfaction but also by trying to live up to their sense of what is moral.

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Humanity Would Be Better off Saving Earth, Rather Than Colonizing Mars

August 25, 2018

Recently, SpaceX held a top-secret “ Mar

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China is Not the Soviet Union

August 13, 2018

In evaluating recent alarmed assessments of China’s ambitions, one must recall that for decades the American intelligence community, in particular the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), vastly exag

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Don't Vent, Win

August 01, 2018

In June, after the Trump administration tore infants out of the embrace of their mothers and detained them separately, a handful of Americans expressed their outrage in ways that many deemed uncivi

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China and the Lessons of Modern Surveillance Technology

July 18, 2018

China is taking the lead in drawing on recent technological developments to vastly enhance its capacities to keep its people under surveillance.

Immigration: Europe's Normative Challenge

June 29, 2018

To absorb millions of immigrants into European societies requires a normative integration.

The Limits of Transparency

June 22, 2018

Transparency is viewed as a self-evident good in Western society.

Theoretical Implications of “High Rent”

June 05, 2018

Evidence indicates that when a party pays lobbyists to secure special benefits for that party, in terms of resource allocations by the government, that party gains a very high return on its outlays