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Rachel Wiseman

 

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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Switching Off

In 1964, when Joseph Brodsky was 24, he was brought to trial for “social parasitism.”

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