Politics+Society

Books

Poverty and blame in Appalachia

More jobs would help, says J. D. Vance. So would a stronger work ethic.

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The homophile church

Protestants were deeply involved in the gay rights movement—even before the Stonewall Riots.

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Charleston Syllabus, edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain

When Dylann Roof murdered the Charleston nine at a Bible study in June 2015, his intent was “to start a race war.” He didn’t succeed.

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Midlife happiness through the (narrow) lens of science

How can we live well after 40? asks Barbara Bradley Hagerty. She could have consulted the wisdom traditions.