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Co-Living, Extended Families, and Hidden Persuaders

Why "co-living" is seen as pretty cool — but living with one's extended family impossible.
Alan Jacobs May 11, 2016

Hollywood and Cultural Appropriation

How can we tell the difference between bad "cultural appropriation" and the kind that's intrinsic to culture itself?
Alan Jacobs April 15, 2016

Thinking about Transgenderism

Though there is no actual debate about transgender people, there is action — legal action — and more to come.
Alan Jacobs April 6, 2016

The Outgroup and Its Errors

On the increasingly open discrimination against fellow citizens who hold the wrong views.
Alan Jacobs April 2, 2016

Dialogue on Democracy, Part 10

On broken communities, Econs, and Humans.
Alan Jacobs March 28, 2016

Naming the Dead

Attending to the victims of violence.
Alan Jacobs March 24, 2016

The Trade-In Society

We are becoming habituated to making the nuclear option the first option.
Alan Jacobs January 25, 2016

On Suicide and Marriage

Does caring for each other in suffering only fulfill the marital bonds within a religious framework?
Alan Jacobs January 21, 2016

Parting the Veil of Ignorance

The Wheaton College conflict cannot be abstracted away from the real humans involved
Alan Jacobs January 12, 2016


Refuting the Kentucky Clerk---and defending her
Alan Jacobs September 2, 2015