Attacks on synagogues, shootings, hate speech: The merger of deep-rooted anti-Semitism with a powerful strain of radical Islamism poses a new existential threat to European Jewry—and a crisis across the continent.
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Should the Jews leave Europe?, the false gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous, what science says about life after death, how restaurants con you, the most influential teenager of all time, and more
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Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.
Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife
Globalization and technology have gutted the labor movement, and part-time work is sabotaging solidarity. Is there a new way to challenge the politics of inequality?
A Supreme Court that once included former senators and governors is populated today by judges with identical résumés. Here's why that's a mistake.
Craft distillers put their money where Nancy Fraley’s nose is.
Raising a vital roadway for a new generation of giant ships
Cut up your credit cards, and prepare for your retinal scan.
How restaurants trick you into eating less and spending more
Two doctors say it’s far too hard for terminal patients to donate their organs.
The curious evolution of a slur
A very short book excerpt
Hundreds of thousands of stressed-out people across France have recently taken to an unlikely means of relaxation.
The Culture File
The case for canonizing G. K. Chesterton, the bombastic man of letters and paradoxical militant for God
The Congressman's memoir tackles two of the biggest political shifts of his lifetime: the acceptance of gay people in public life and a dramatic decrease in faith in government.
In an era of chronic self-exposure, authors are pushing back against naked revelation.
Adam Thirlwell, a virtuosic young British novelist, indicts the morals of a pampered generation.
“The Joan Didion of Australia” writes a masterful book about a real-life family tragedy.
Responses and reverberations
Who is the most influential teenager of all time?