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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.

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The Good

On the Ethics of Gene Editing

This week’s articles explore the rise of a powerful biotechnology called “germline editing,” which may point beyond itself to a deep truth about our social order.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 7

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The True

Vocation, Virtue, and Roger Federer

An introduction to this week’s Culture Briefing, which includes reflections on vocation, virtue, the nature of professions, and Roger Federer.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 6

The True

Apple Watch, Ivy Leagues, & Adulthood

An introduction to this week's Culture Briefing, which includes articles on the Apple Watch, the Ivy League, and the nature of adulthood.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 5

The Good

Peter Thiel, N.T. Wright on Technology, Hope, and The End Of Death

Max Anderson recounts a recent exchange between tech investor Peter Thiel and theologian N.T. Wright on the question of technology and radical life extension.

By Max Anderson | Vol. 4

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The Prosperous

On Technology & Prosperity

An introduction to this week’s Culture Briefing, which addresses both the benefits and the discomfort caused by technological advances.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 4

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The Just

On Difference

An introduction to this week's Culture Briefing, which addresses the question of difference.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 3

The True

On Language

An introduction to this week's Culture Briefing, which is organized around a theme: the cultural power of language.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 2

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The True

About Culture Briefing

An introduction to Culture Briefing by New City Commons staff member Philip Lorish.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 1

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