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What We Should Tell the Gun Lobby and Producers/Editors

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Absent a better politics, it's hard to imagine what might change the climate at a lot of local TV news shows that play up every nasty crime, or among the producers of internet games. We have to make them realize that they're doing something to kids and to our society that, as parents, and citizens, they're already living to regret.

Gore Vidal and His Reading List for America

Michael Winship | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

I briefly interviewed Gore Vidal once. It was a little more than 30 years ago, at the end of a long day of filming in Los Angeles. I was working as writer and segment producer on an arts magazine pilot for public television.

How Yale's Singapore Venture Imperils Liberal Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Jim Sleeper

Liberal education probably couldn't survive without markets and states, but Yale's Richard Levin should be reminded that, in effect, in a liberal capitalist republic like ours, markets and states can't survive without liberal education.

Is Freedom a Universal Value? -- Maybe Not

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

If you're J. Rufus Fears, you believe we've made major mistakes when we base our foreign policy on the belief that all people at all times want freedom and that freedom will grow naturally.