What anthropologist Mary Douglas's work can tell us about the purity conflicts roiling our culture.
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Why are Democrats losing working-class voters they thought were a sure thing? Maybe because the party offers them neglect, stagnation, and expensive…
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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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Housekeepers’ union campaign against “disqualiflation” in hotel cleaning. My latest Bloomberg Opinion column is explained well in an excellent subhead…
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"The future perfect can only be a tense, not a thing." The mid-20th-century was a weird time that produced an anti-tech backlash.
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Careless people wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable
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The big stories competing for dominance in American culture are demoralizing ones.
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Although I originally wrote this for Women's History Month, it's equally appropriate for Labor Day.
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Plus the most surprising thing I learned in my textile research.
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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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Just because you're old doesn't mean you suddenly love spending hours chatting with strangers. Plus, what I'm up to on the book tour and some yummy…
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