Stories By 'ROSS DOUTHAT'
How meritocracy and populism reinforce each other’s faults
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New data on college majors confirms an old trend. Technocracy is crushing the life out of humanism
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Their power exercise is greater even than that of Hollywood producers
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The teenage crusade for gun control has given new energy to an idea that I once supported fervently: Voting rights for 16- year-olds. My support peaked when I was that age myself;
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In the fall of 2014, Oprah Winfrey ran a “transformative two-day live event,” a traveling roadshow that was held in eight cities around the country.
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In 1911, in the midst of a debate about whether Britain’s House of Lords should willingly give up its veto power over legislation or fight a doomed battle to retain its privileges, a British peer, Lord Selborne, framed the debate for his fellow lords this way:
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