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Mathias Risse
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 headshot
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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Tony Saich headshot
Tony Saich

The Chinese Communist Party is profoundly influential both inside and outside China's borders. But few know of its early history, and until recently, the most prominent narrative of its origins came from the Party itself. But the recent release of two collections of documents reveals a more nuanced story than the official narrative.

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