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Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston provides readers with the tools and knowledge they need to confront one of the central issues of our history and present: systemic racism.

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Mathias Risse

How should society think about trade? Mathias Risse synthesizes this complex network of human activity into a philosophical framework, one that defines right from wrong, justice from injustice, and success from failure.

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Alex Keyssar

The system the United States uses to elect its most powerful public official has for decades not only received little public support, but been widely criticized. Alex Keyssar outlines three primary reasons why it's still around.

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