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Anastasia Berg

 

On Choosing Life

It’s reasonable to wonder whether it’s fair to bring children into a deteriorating world, and yet it’s nevertheless hard to shake the suspicion that, for many of the people inveighing against the morality of child-rearing, the prospect of a life without children appears to be less a sacrifice than a relief.

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On Left Straussianism

Nobody shares all their private complaints with an audience, but how do we know how much to share and with whom? Certainly, in the name […]

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Letter on Denialism

In November, Politico published a profile of Claire Lehmann, the founder of the web magazine Quillette, which it hailed as the “unofficial digest” of the intellectual dark web.

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Wanting Bad Things

This conversation first appeared on Rather Be Reading, The Point podcast.

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I Am Madame Bovary

Of all the personal stories shared in the wake of #MeToo, in no single narrative did so many recognize themselves as in a work of fiction: the short story “Cat Person,” by 36-year-old first-time author Kristen Roupenian.

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