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An Egyptian Democrat Gives Up

The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.

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TED Balks

The famed conference’s lectures can’t be educational tools, because the bite-sized videos trivialize big ideas

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Re-Opening the American Mind

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind remains as important as ever, and as misunderstood, 25 years after the 1980s culture wars

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Isaiah’s Inception

A haftorah of dreams and delusions

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Platonic Form

What makes the seder night different? Its Greek roots.