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'If Only I'd Been Warned!' - Writers Choose Books to Give to Their Younger Selves

Books about the true nature of war, empire and race; about the true nature of politics and economics, and how class, money and power are connected.


The Lines That Divide America

Americans are increasingly segregated by socioeconomic class—and have forgotten that all citizens deserve a shot at moving ahead.


Apple's Had a Shockingly Bad Week of Software Problems

The nightmare started on Tuesday, after a Twitter user disclosed a critical security vulnerability for macOS High Sierra that allowed anyone with physical access to a Mac to gain system administrator privileges without even entering a password.


Bitcoin: Seven Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

What's a bitcoin? How do I get some? What's it good for? Ars explains the basics.


The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Many of the male journalists who stand accused of sexual harassment were on the forefront of covering the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


The Two Clashing Meanings of 'Free Speech'

Today’s campus controversies reflect a battle between two distinct conceptions of the term—what the Greeks called isegoria and parrhesia.


The Passage of the Senate Republican Tax Bill Was a Travesty

When historians write about the broader atrophy of the American system of governance, the passage of the 2017 tax-reform bill will be an illuminating event to dwell upon. Whatever the Founding Fathers had in mind, it surely can’t have resembled the unedifying spectacle that played out in the Senate this week.


Republicans Near a Big Win — but Will It Lift Them Politically?

Democrats said Republicans were sacrificing their core claim as the party of lower taxes for middle income Americans, while populist voters allied with President Trump may be unimpressed with deep cuts to the corporate tax rate, added protections for multimillion-dollar inheritances and other breaks for the rich.


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