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Skepticism, Tribalism, and Humble Persistence

Posted on 6 April 2020 by Jason Baehr

With many weighty contemporary issues, it is increasingly difficult to know what exactly to believe. This includes issues related to or at the intersection of politics, morality, religion, medicine, and science. Information about these issues is endless. It points in different and inconsistent directions. And its quality can be extremely difficult to discern.
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The Right to Know and the Duty to Inform: A Lesson from the Italian Experience with Covid-19

Posted on 23 March 2020 by Michel Croce

Note: When I drafted this post, the situation in Italy and in many countries around the globe was not as tragic as it is today. Some might worry that the size of the tragedy makes my considerations pointless. Quite to the contrary, I think that the most recent developments of the situation make these considerations
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“Hath not a Jew eyes?” How Critical Race Theory Sheds Light on Anti-Semitic Discourse

Posted on 9 March 2020 by Paul Giladi

As a person of hybrid Jewish heritage – my paternal grandma is an Ashkenazi Holocaust survivor; my paternal grandfather is Sephardic – I have felt both hesitancy and compulsion in equal measure to write about anti-Semitism, especially about anti-Semitism in the UK Left. (Yes, the Left in the UK has a real anti-Semitism problem, one
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Which crisis of trust?

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Matt Bennett

The UK Labour Party’s leadership contest is well underway after heavy defeat in the 2019 General Election. There is nothing close to consensus within the Party about why things went wrong, and still very little agreement on the most high-profile political issues. Members could be forgiven, then, for taking solace in one area of apparent
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