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A Tay–Bey Melee

A Tay–Bey Melee

The celebrity battles of the 21st century tend to be fought most fanatically by...

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Conformity and Manipulation: The American Virtues

Conformity and Manipulation: The American Virtues

“My biggest flaw and strength,” says James Damore, “may be that I see things...

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The Case for Loafers

The Case for Loafers

No doubt it is a sign of advancing age, and also of retirement, that these days I...

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The Grand Illusion

The Grand Illusion

My best books are the ones I haven’t written. They are not yet even in the...

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The Pain Principle

The Pain Principle

I hesitate, in this vale of tears, to bring before the public, however small it...

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The Pain Principle

The Pain Principle

I hesitate, in this vale of tears, to bring before the public, however small it...

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Should it Be a Crime to Hurt Allah’s Feelings?

Should it Be a Crime to Hurt Allah’s Feelings?

Is there any evidence in the past 50 years of anyone, anywhere being charged with...

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Fare-Minded

Fare-Minded

I have long admired taxi drivers. They are often well-informed and have a...

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Trust Your Neighbors

Trust Your Neighbors

I hesitate to show myself in a good light—it seems so much more honest, somehow,...

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Assisted Dying Facility

Assisted Dying Facility

The British Medical Journal reported last week that Dutch legislators are...

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Divorce Your Wife

Divorce Your Wife

As Louis C.K. says, “No good marriage has ever ended in divorce.” You made a...

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Psychobabble On

Psychobabble On

One of Britain’s royal princes has revealed to tens of millions of his closest...

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Look Around

Look Around

A few years ago my wife and I planted some cherry trees on our land in France, and...

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Is That a Fact?

Is That a Fact?

When I was young and writing history essays, I kept a store of useful quotations...

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