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Symposium

Every issue has one section dedicated to a particular question. Collecting responses from a range of perspectives, these symposia prompt us to think about the values and ideas that shape our most urgent cultural and personal decisions.

16

Spring 2018

 

Tired of Winning

My first full-time job after college was with the Center for American Progress, a policy institute in Washington, D.C.

 

Black Fire

We are living through a moment of national reckoning.

 

Enlightenment Idols

Politics on both sides of the Atlantic is being played out in the costumes of dead generations.

 

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…

 

On Being an Arsehole

A few months into a cushy postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton, where the walls were a soothing yellow and poached salmon was a staple, it dawned…

 

What Something Is

Hans-Georg Gadamer was born on February 11, 1900, the same year that Friedrich Nietzsche died and 250 years (to the day) after the death of…

 

Switching Off

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