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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.

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Spring 2011

 

Soccer and Schizophrenia

For the last year and a half, I’ve been living in a flat in central London with no internet or TV, which means I’ve been…

 

Healthy Rivalry

We not only want to defeat our opponents, we also depend on them and their skill, courage and hostility in order to prove and hone…

 

Hail Mary Time?

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of American sports from a European perspective is that for all their consumerist glitz, the leagues themselves are exemplary not…

 

March Madness

What is it about March? The giddiness of spring when nature breaks forth in all its fecundity. Festivals like St. Patrick’s Day, Carnival, Mardi Gras.…

 

The Sweatiest of the Liberal Arts

Imagine a very different world from the one in which we live. A world in which the high school curriculum at most public schools includes…