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How Can You Talk Effectively to Anti-Vaxxers, Flat Earthers, and Climate Deniers?

A philosopher of science on how we can constructively engage with those whose identities are built around dangerous delusional beliefs.

Is Christopher Hitchens Still Worth Reading?

An interview with Ben Burgis about his upcoming book: “Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, Where He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters.”

The Allure of Shipwrecks

On the incomparable experience of prowling through sunken vessels.

Adventures in 19th Century Socialism

H.M. Hyndman was a buffoon and bigot who nevertheless left behind a fascinating account of the early decades of radical politics.

Continuing the Pandemic is a Choice

The United States has not seriously tried to end the pandemic. But failed institutions are not inevitable. The solution lies in human agency, solidarity, and political will.

Why Is The Biden Administration Obstructing a Torture Investigation?

If Biden actually believes torture “goes against everything we stand for,” perhaps he should stop having his lawyers stand for it in court.

How Serious Is The Inflation Situation?

Current Affairs economist-in-residence Rob Larson offers a primer on rising prices and an assessment of conservative inflation panic.

Why Is Talk Radio So Right-Wing? (And How Can The Left Compete?)

America’s leading progressive talk show host, Thom Hartmann, discusses how leftists can effectively counter the conservative talk radio behemoth.

The Real Problem With Jon Stewart

The Daily Show changed political comedy, but Stewart’s persistent non-partisanship has limited his ability to stay relevant.

How The Rich Profit Off Racism, From Charter Schools to Detention Centers

Author Jim Freeman discusses his new book “Rich Thanks To Racism: How The Ultra-Wealthy Profit From Racial Injustice.”

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