Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Untangling the Immigration Debate

The New Yorker

Sanneh steps back from the daily polls to provide a judicious and straightforward distillation of the basic arguments around immigration policy in the United States.

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Vetting the Executive Order

First Things

A detailed and helpful explanation of the executive order by an international human rights lawyer, introduced by a conservative Catholic professor of jurisprudence.

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It’s Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show


A former FBI employee examines official Justice Department records listing all counterterrorism subjects arrested or charged in the last two years.

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