Schooling in the Age of Human Capital

Daniel Markovits

Metrics do not and, in fact, cannot measure any intelligible conception of excellence at all

Cannabis as a Cultural Question

James Mumford

How are we ethically to evaluate the practice of getting stoned?

The Amodernist

Jay Tolson

Péguy’s critical stance toward both broad coalitions made him neither a modernist nor an antimodernist, but something quite distinctive and instructive.

Expletive Defeated

Wilfred M. McClay

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

Current Issue Current Issue: Questioning the Quantified Life

Questioning the Quantified Life

Numbers may be our greatest tool, but do we use them wisely?


Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

What Makes Me Black? What Makes You White?

W. Ralph Eubanks

Race is an absurdity. Yet as a means of defining and separating people, it retains its power. 

Liberated as Hell

Brent Cebul

The quest for personal authenticity and autonomy in the face of unreliable communities and institutions has become a defining feature of the modern working class.

AA Envy

Helen Andrews

We are all alcoholic personalities now.

One Nation Under Fear

Mark Edmundson

We have become a nation and a people that simply cannot abide risks.