Some students may have felt unsafe because I represented Harvey Weinstein. But feelings alone should not drive university policy.
Bret Stephens"Unchecked emotion has replaced thoughtful reasoning on campus. Feelings are no longer subjected to evidence, analysis or empirical defense. Angry demands, rather than rigorous arguments, now appear to guide university policy." Ronald Sullivan in the NYT
Steven PinkerAnother day, another op-ed by a Harvard prof criticizing the university’s infantilizing its students, in this case by indulging their unanalyzed feelings. Ron Sullivan: Why Harvard Was Wrong to Make Me Step Down
INEQUALITY DEPUTY EDITOR, PART-TIME
Long a champion of equality in all its guises, The New Republic is looking for a part-time editor to oversee a forthcoming inequality vertical. The editor will be expected to recruit and oversee columnists and...
The Dilemma Podcast features prominent thinkers discussing a different moral dilemma in every episode. The episode starts by introducing the moral dilemma in a dramatic presentation, rich with sound effects, music and narration. Our host then gives...
Insider: Google "is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren "misguided" on "breaking up Google"Google
Charlie Warzelso it seems to me that this 'investigation' about Google's bias is really just a bunch of non technical ppl mixing up algorithmic bias w/ political bias. am i wrong? could one of you smart technologists who follow me explain?
The Netflix four-part miniseries When They See Us, a dramatization of the story of the Central Park Five—the black and Hispanic teenagers convicted in the 1989 rape of a white jogger in New York and later exonerated by a confession and DNA...
The Vermont senator is clearly trying to outdo his main progressive rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Robby SoaveCanceling 👏 all 👏 student 👏 debt 👏 would 👏 constitute 👏 a 👏bailout 👏 of 👏 relatively wealthy 👏more privileged 👏 people 👏 with 👏 better 👏 job 👏 prospects
Robby SoaveI think my biggest problem with Bernie Sanders' b-o-n-k-e-r-s #CancelStudentDebt plan (which costs $2 trillion!) is that it's so crazy, it makes Elizabeth Warren's plan (a mere $1 trillion!) look sensible and moderate
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jared Diamond about the rise and fall of civilizations. They discuss political polarization, disparities in civilizational progress, the precariousness of democracy in the US, the...
Sam HarrisFinally did a podcast with the great Jared Diamond (who has the good sense not to be on social media)