Pastlessness

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Fantasies of freeing ourselves of the baggage of the past run aground on the fact that humans are history-bearing animals.

Whataboutism

B.D. McClay

The Internet has only one currency, and that currency is attention

Insensitivity Training

Carl Elliott

The challenge of institutional ethics training is not just teaching rules, regulations, and norms—but teaching employees to care.

The Tragedy of the American Political Tradition

Nick Burns

What prospects are there today for assessing American politics and history from an early Hofstadterian remove?

Current Issue Current Issue: The Use and Abuse of History

The Use and Abuse of History

If history has its uses, then its abuses are manifold.


Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

Identity Tethering in an Age of Symbolic Politics

Mark Dunbar

The less politics effects change, the more politics will affect mood.

Expletive Defeated

Wilfred M. McClay

We need more profanity? Aren’t we already being inundated with it?

The Relatability Paradox

Phoebe Maltz Bovy

What could be more relatable than for your work life and private life to have merged into one?

Knowing Together

David Bosworth

Whereas the science of modernity strove to know the world through an isolation of parts and specialization of thought, post-modern thinking now aims to know with.