What anthropologist Mary Douglas's work can tell us about the purity conflicts roiling our culture.
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Last Wednesday, Ross Douthat devoted his NYT column to applying the stasis/dynamism model I developed in The Future and Its Enemies to understanding…
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It wasn't pretty. But at least we no longer face bracket creep.
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Careless people wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable
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An interview about how and why I write, plus answers to some recent questions and a chance to ask more. Also, useful links, including online references…
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What makes Silicon Valley special? A view from 1997.
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Small is not beautiful. Stakeholder capitalism is not nice. And I'm off to the Bay Area.
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Continuing today's Princeton theme
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Contrary to the promises in earlier newsletters, I can’t provide new pictures of the Postrels in our garish Princeton Reunions gear. The best I can do…
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Plus a video about Mongols and Uyghurs
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Left to their own devices, consumers rarely treat tradition and modernity as all-or-nothing choices.
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Since August, I’ve been enjoying a two-year appointment as a Visiting Fellow at the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman…
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