As an archetype, the public intellectual is a conflicted being, torn in two competing directions.
How can we improve the state of the world? How can we make countries more competitive, growth more sustainable and inclusive, and genders more equal?
It feels like people clumped themselves into intellectual movements more 30 years ago than they do today.
Great loners are fascinating. Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, Buddhist monks in their hermitage, and fictional heroes such as Robinson Crusoe are all romantic figures of successful solitary survival. […]
Each day I post a new MCAT CARS Passage. This is for anyone who wants to practice for the CARS Section. Every article is selected to meet the AAMC MCAT criteria for […]
Forty years ago, in a paper in American Scientist, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise: There are no instant […]
Like everyone else, I am losing the attention war. I toggle over to my emails when I should be working. I text when I should be paying attention to the […]
The working-class individual is squeezed from both sides: from the top down and from the ground up, both from without and from within. The cost of negotiating this double bind […]