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New Sentences: From ‘Lower Ed,’ by Tressie McMillan Cottom

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Three words confront a particularly stubborn American delusion.


Pope Francis Sought Psychoanalysis at 42, According to Book

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The pontiff is quoted in a series of interviews as saying he had weekly sessions for about six months while in Argentina “to clarify some things.”


Can the G.O.P. Turn Back the Tide of Town Hall Anger?

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Members of Congress facing furious crowds could learn a lesson from social science and start treating protesters as individuals.


What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?

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Economists traditionally dominate policy making in Washington, but they don’t have all the answers. Sociologists have a lot to teach us.


How to Do Social Science Without Data

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Lessons from the imaginative scholarship of Zygmunt Bauman.