by David Pierce
04.02.2015 Vol. 5
David Pierce unveils the counterintuitive logic behind the Apple Watch: a technological innovation designed to reduce the disruptive effect of technological innovations.
by William Deresiewicz and David Brooks
07.04.2015 Vol. 5
The Aspen Institute
Video | In a conversation at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Brooks and Deresiewicz raise questions about the nature of higher education in our time.
by William Deresiewicz
07.21.2014 Vol. 5
A former Yale educator and Columbia alumnus challenges the underlying logic of the self-perpetuating Ivy League “meritocracy.”
by James Davison Hunter
03.01.2009 Vol. 5
The Hedgehog Review
Sociologist James Davison Hunter historicizes the concept of “adulthood,” and unveils our lack of agreement on its institutional location in our current moral order.
by David Brooks
04.01.2001 Vol. 5
In a seminal 2001 essay, David Brooks diagnoses the meritocratic turn in higher education, a trend which has only accelerated in the fifteen years since.