Zero-sum views of the world - driven in large part by ignorance - are a major factor in promoting racial and ethnic hatred, and xenophobia.
My new Institute for Humane Studies post on the politics of Star Trek.
Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine deserves credit for standing up for constitutional limits on presidential power to initiate war - even against a Democratic administration.
Two important new books that illuminate the history and present impact of political ignorance.
Critics like Stanley Fish claim that Historians Against Trump should not be using their professional credentials to persuade voters to oppose the GOP nominee. But voters would do well to pay more attention to expert opinion.
Upcoming talks on the politics of our two most famous science fiction franchises.
The failed Turkish coup raises the question of whether the forcible overthrow of a democratically elected government can ever be justified. In some circumstances, the answer is "yes."
Justice Ginsburg is right to fear a Trump presidency. Still, she was wrong to violate judicial norms by wading into partisan politics. Such a step might be justified if it were actually likely to save the nation from the catastrophe of a Trump victory. But there was no such prospect here.
Prominent Swedish libertarian Johan Norberg outlines the libertarian case against Brexit, and in favor of the European Union (at least relative to currently feasible alternatives).
We can reduce police abuse by cutting back on the number of potentially hostile interactions between officers and citizens. There are various ways to do so without compromising public safety.