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“Seek a Better Life,” or Stay Put?

Perhaps the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

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What Happened to the Willows

Conservation experts often have a fatal flaw: they aren’t locals.

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Building an Underclass

How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

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Are Millennials Bad Employees?

Calling an entire generation “lazy” may be an exaggeration, but our conceptions of work ethic and company loyalty have changed.

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Searching for a Better Dystopia

YA blockbusters recycle the authoritarian trope, while leaving hedonism’s dark traps unexplored.

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Seven Questions for Benjamin Schwarz

Talking post-Cold War foreign policy, consumer capitalism, and Churchill with our national editor.

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From Farm to Front Door

What companies like “From the Farmer” may mean for the future of sustainable agriculture

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Europe’s Future Is in the Past

Nationalism and religion are once again providing the meaning that multiculturalism never could.

The Kiryas Joel Option

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When the Government Becomes Your Family

U.S. individualism is destroying the family and replacing it with the state.