Minasuk/ May 14, 2016/ Uncategorized

Democracies end when they are too democratic | New York Magazine | April 2016 As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic. It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The passage is from the part of the dialogue where

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Minasuk/ February 28, 2016/ Uncategorized

The Single American Woman | New York Magazine | February 2016 It is a radical upheaval, a national reckoning with massive social and political implications. Across classes, and races, we are seeing a wholesale revision of what female life might entail. We are living through the invention of independent female adulthood as a norm, not an aberration, and the creation

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Minasuk/ September 4, 2014/ Uncategorized

The University Has No Clothes | May 2011 | New York Magazine The notion that a college degree is essentially worthless has become one of the year’s most fashionable ideas, with two prominent venture capitalists (Cornell ’89 and Stanford ’89, by the way) leading the charge.