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Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky at a SISSA event on September 17, 2012. In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the …


The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

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Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …


Are you a grammar pedant? This might be why

A new study reveals for the first time how different personality types react to spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. It’s all about arousal<p>When you picture a “grammar nazi”, what does that person look like?<p>Are they old or young? Male or female? Professorial or blue-collar?<p>A new study suggests …