“What is the range of available measures to address our catastrophic future?”
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“Individual Americans thought they were the only ones who could not afford to send their kids to college.”
The Harlem Renaissance continues to serve as a source of pride and dignity as well as ammunition in the ongoing struggle for civil rights.
Today, trade and globalization often reinforce the incentives for coercion and violence. But what might the history of India reveal about the economic conditions of toleration?
With decades of creativity—that ended with World War I—Vienna jolted Western art and culture forward into high modernity. But how?
The Middle East must no longer be defined through the lens of decolonization and the agendas of perpetrators.
“It’s like ‘The Minority Report,’ only without psychics.”
History, Ann Stoler showed, is not just political action, disconnected from daily domestic acts. Intimate relations are worthy of serious study.
“That is the paradox of assimilation … You can be essential—an essential worker—and at the same time excluded from the CARES Act.”
Originally used to decipher the 1950s nuclear stalemate, the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” might reveal how resources are unfairly distributed today.
The Death of Nature wrote a new narrative of science that explored the costs of modernity for nature and humankind.
It is no exaggeration to say that Evelyn Fox Keller and her compatriots made possible not only my work but entire generations of scholarship on science.
When the Trump presidency ends, and the toll of years of toxicity and mismanagement becomes clear, we are going to need some guidance.
Stanley Lieberson wrestled with the problem of causation throughout his prodigious research career, but nowhere more ingeniously than in A Matter of Taste.
“You have to think … about how you’re going to make the changes stick.”
Studies of museum patronage mostly focus on social class. That's not the whole story.
When Samuel P. Huntington first published “The Hispanic Challenge,” in Foreign Policy in 2004, I was an assistant professor of American studies ...
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Jeff Bezos ...