Robert Wright

Robert Wright is the author of The Evolution of God and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

  • Newt Gingrich: A Hater, Not a Quitter

    Is the former speaker about to go postal?

  • The Greatness of Ron Paul

    By introducing moral imagination to the foreign-policy conversation, the Republican candidate is doing the nation an important service.

  • The Trouble With Time's 'Person of the Year'

    The award should have gone to the thing that empowered last year's wave of protest: the Internet.

  • One World, Under God

    For all the advances and wonders of our global era, Christians, Jews, and Muslims seem ever more locked in mortal combat. But history suggests a happier outcome for the Peoples of the Book. As technological evolution has brought communities, nations, and faiths into closer contact, it is the prophets of tolerance and love that have prospered, along with the religions they represent. Is globalization, in fact, God’s will?

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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