The Editors

  • The Social Network

    Why, notwithstanding all the grave warnings, do informed people (more and more of them all the time) continue to join social networks and then to stay on them? Perhaps the growth of social networks demonstrates the importance of a desire the social contract theorists tended not to make much of—and which, more often than not, seems to supersede our desire for privacy or independence: the desire, that is, to be social.

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  • Issue 9

    LETTER On the Social Network Our existing social networks turn out to be antisocial: they all represent ways of avoiding—rather than participating in—the struggle for recognition. ESSAYS Hell: The New Strategy for Dealing with…

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  • An Interview with Michael Lemonick

    Michael Lemonick is a science journalist who has spent the last several years focusing on climate change, writing over fifty cover stories for Time magazine as well as six books, the most recent of…

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  • The New Humanities

    No doubt we are thankful to science for “proving” that it is a different experience to read To the Lighthouse than it is to read The Da Vinci Code. But surely the cognitive turn must offer something more than this.

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  • Issue 8

    LETTER On the New Humanities No doubt we are thankful to science for “proving” that it is a different experience to read To the Lighthouse than it is to read The Da Vinci Code. But surely…

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  • Point Issue 7 Release Party

    Dear Friends of The Point, Please join editors, writers and readers of The Point to celebrate the release of Issue 7 on Saturday, November 9th in Bridgeport (1200 West 35th Street, a couple of blocks west of Morgan).…

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  • Issue 7

    LETTER On Security “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” ESSAYS No Such Thing? Margaret Thatcher and the End…

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  • Issue 6

    LETTER On Food “Nobody cares if you know about Mozart or Leonardo anymore, but you had better be able to discuss the difference between ganache and couverture.” ESSAYS A Plea for Human Food [Charles…

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  • Bill Ayers on Education

    Bill Ayers was a professor of education at the University of illinois at Chicago until 2010, and he has published several books on pedagogy, including Teaching Toward Freedom (2010) and To Teach: The Journey…

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  • An Interview with Bill Ayers

    Bill Ayers was a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago until 2010, and he has published several books on pedagogy, including Teaching Toward Freedom (2010) and To Teach: The Journey…

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