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open borders

Economist Bryan Caplan and producer Rehman Tungekar explain how an "open borders" policy could end global poverty.More

TTBOOK

This story quite literally hit close to home for me. I grew up just about an hour away from the suburb it takes place in, and until...More

TTBOOK

My conversation with Turkish writer Elif Şafak back in April still sticks with me as the year comes to a close. In many parts of the...More

TTBOOK

2016 marked the 100th anniversary of America’s beloved National Park system. I could think of no one better to reflect on the importance...More

TTBOOK

I thought there was good back-and-forth between Chuck and myself in this conversation. I like how the interview went “meta” at the end,...More

Donald Trump

People with a heightened sense of entitlement that they feel gives them a free pass. You and I have a word for these people. Philosopher Aaron James has an entire theory about them.More

empathy

If people were more empathetic, the world would be a better place, don’t you think? Paul Bloom thinks perhaps not.More

"The King Must Die"

Vikram Chandra reviews “The King Must Die” by Mary Renault.More

You can interpret the line from Paul Sartre’s 1944 play “No Exit” in a lot of different ways. Philosopher Gregory Sadler has a fascinating take.More

Orphans

Leslie Jamison bookmarks "Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio.More

Stoner

Author Steve Almond recommends "Stoner" by John Williams.More

"inventing america"

Eric Liu reviewing “Inventing America” by Gary Wills.More

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Israel Story radio host Mishy Harman recommends "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz.More

Gavel

Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today.  She tells Steve Paulson that retribution and payback aren't compatible with true justice.More

"A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes

Karen Russell bookmarks "A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes.More

"The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell

Sarah Lewis bookmarks "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell.More

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Poet Billy Collins bookmarks "The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst."More

The Fencing Master

Nick Bantock bookmarks "The Fencing Master" by Arturo Perez-Reverte.More

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