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Tag Archives: Politics & Society

  1. Third Factor Reads: The Genetic Lottery · Innate · The Cult of Smart

    How should we think about genetic inequity in social and educational policy? Rick Heller reviews three recent books on the subject with an eye to making society fair where inborn endowment is not.

  2. Why We Joined the Institute for Liberal Values

    We’re proud to team up with an organization that shares our values of free expression, critical thinking, civic engagement, and humility.

  3. Unapologetically Speaking His Mind: An Interview with Upperhand Mars

    It’s never been easy to be an independent thinker, but discussing contentious issues that affect you personally on social media has to be the hardest way to do it. We sit down with Mars, a politically homeless transgender man, to talk about where he found his confidence and why he keeps talking despite the abuse he takes from Left and Right alike.

  4. A Fresh Perspective on Gender: An Interview with Angus Fox of Genspect

    A new, moderate organization offers a new take on gender, zooming in on neurodivergence, the need for role models, and the good that outliers do in the world.

  5. Getting Unstuck: Countering Polarization with Cognitive Flexibility

    Stuckness, says Dr. Mike Brooks, is at the root of both his clients’ anxiety and depression and our political polarization.

    So how do we get unstuck? In this interview, we chat about cognitive flexibility, the importance of relationships, and how it all unfolds on social media.

  6. The Heroes of Our Own Political Stories

    Jessie just can’t help trying to understand why people think about politics the way they do. She’s betting plenty of others with high intellectual and emotional excitability might feel the same.

  7. Transcending Tribalism

    Both Democrats and Republicans are spiraling into echo chambers and out of control. Now Dan Greco’s primary allegiance is to a plurality of voices.

  8. Between Scylla and Charybdis: A Radical Centrism

    Frank ran for office as a Republican. But instead of left vs. right, he looks at politics as open vs. closed—and that’s guiding his search for a new political home.

  9. Positive Disintegration and the Pandemic

    We’re used to talking about theory of positive disintegration at an individual level, but what about at the level of a country? Laura Stavinoha looks at the pandemic as an instance of disintegration and explores what it will take to reintegrate an entire society at a higher level.

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