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Ideas, Arts, and Culture (page 56)

March 7, 2021 5:30 am

The American Dream Is Sick But Not Dead

Americans have risen up, not against the meritocratic “rhetoric of rising,” but in defense of it.
Matt Johnson
March 6, 2021 5:30 am

Thomas Jefferson’s Not-So-Peculiar Mind

What the third president’s unorthodox cut-and-paste project can teach us about our longings and our politics.
Nicole Penn
March 3, 2021 5:30 am

1619, 1776, and Us

What the conflict over the NYT extravaganza and the much-mocked Trump commission report is really about.
Cathy Young
February 25, 2021 5:30 am

QAnon and the Satanic Panics of Yesteryear

What they can teach us about what to expect.
Daniel N. Gullotta
February 22, 2021 1:37 pm

George Washington and the Limits of Leadership

Sometimes, greatness resides not in what you do but in what you don’t do.
Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Noemie Emery, David Head, and Craig Bruce Smith
February 22, 2021 5:30 am

What Ails Our Politics?

Many things, but perhaps the state of the American family most of all.
Brent Orrell
February 6, 2021 5:30 am

The Shiny Shallowness of Today’s Country Music

Music Row puts out songs that ignore or even make light of the serious human problems that were once country…
Scott Yenor and Greg McBrayer
February 6, 2021 5:30 am

It’s Not Your Fault Your TV Doesn’t Work Right

Increasingly complicated and complex home entertainment systems and standards demonstrate just why we should hope theaters never go away.
Tony Davis
January 29, 2021 5:30 am

Signs of (Civic) Life

Robert Putnam revisits his ‘Bowling Alone’ thesis. But there are shifts and stories that the data can’t capture.
Alexandra Hudson
January 23, 2021 5:07 pm

Jackson’s Out, the Franklins Are In

How to understand Joe Biden’s choice of Oval Office art.
Daniel N. Gullotta and Kelsa Pellettiere