New today from the Century:
- The editors on why people need institutions: "Humans can't flourish without institutions, flawed as they are. Holding them accountable, and increasing their capacity, enhances human life."
- Steve Thorngate on why he doesn't care who, if anyone, prays at the inauguration
- James McCarty on the social ethics of Les Miserables
- Matthew Myer Boulton and Elizabeth Myer Boulton's lectionary column for Sunday, January 27 (subscription required)
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