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Omnivore

Unending quest

Bren Markey (St. Andrews): Feminist Methodologies in Moral Philosophy. Ignaas Devisch (Ghent): Multiculturalism, or the Vile Logic of Late Secularism: The Case of Anders Breivik. In Argentina, the go-to mental health treatment for kids is Freudian psychoanalysis. Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets. Paul Waldman on how the latest Clinton email story just isn’t a scandal. Clinton Foundation still not criminal, still not great for Hillary. “Does there come a point when the


Paper Trail

Vinson Cunningham writes on the soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and the century-long “bureaucratic slog” required to make it happen. Founding director Lonnie Bunch has been at work on the project since 2005. His unconventional techniques included Antiques Roadshow–style acquisitions, but his vision for the building might be

Syllabi

Reforming the Racist Criminal Justice System

John MiddletonThroughout the Democratic primaries, police brutality and systematic discrimination in the criminal justice system have become critical campaign issues, due in large part to the unrelenting pressure

Daily Review

Where the Death Penalty Still Lives

As capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death sentences. What does this new geography say about justice in America?

Interviews

Jesmyn Ward

James Baldwin's 1963 work, The Fire Next Time, with its forward-glancing title, was the call; The Fire This Time, a collection of essays and poems edited by Jesmyn Ward, is the response. Featuring the work of contemporary, mostly black writers, it finds a way to touch on many subjects.

Video

Lilly Tuck | The Double Life of Liliane

Essay

"A Ted Hughes Bestiary" edited by Alice Oswald

David Biespiel

Among the mysteries of the strange animals that appear in A Ted Hughes Bestiary—a compilation edited by poet Alice Oswald of his writing about animals real and invented—is how often these creatures strike me as anything but strange. Taking one of his great plunges into the waterways—those “legendary” depths “deep as England”—he encounters an otter with a “round head like a tomcat,” or a pike with its “sag belly."

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