The Battle for Pluto

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Pluto has been the subject of recent controversy, with scientists demoting it from plant to dwarf planet. Philip Metzger, a planetary physicist as the University of Central Florida, says this new classification is dead wrong.

Octavian at the Concordia Summit

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The Concordia 2018 summit was great. Vibrant, weighty, and filled with fascinating people. We are delighted to have been there and spoken to two of the most interesting for this week's Rostrum.

  Abe Foxman on anti-Semitism in the modern world

Oldest Hatred

An interview with Abe Foxman

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A crusader for social justice speaks out about the looming threat of anti-Semitism and its repercussions.

  John Lewis Gaddis on the secrets of grand strategy

Master Plan

An Interview with John Lewis Gaddis

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A renowned historian explains the underlying secrets of strategy across time and geography.

  Tomicah Tillemann on the future of blockchain

Block Party

An Interview with Tomicah Tillemann

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A leading expert on blockchain explains why the technology holds the potential to transform everything from standing in line at the DMV to the fight against global corruption.

  Miles Unger on Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Shock and Awe

An Interview with Miles Unger

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Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon shocked the avant garde when it first appeared — and then shifted the course of art history.

  Eden Collinsworth on shifting moral values east and west

Morality (in) Play

An Interview with Eden Collinsworth

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An expert shares her fields notes on how moral values are changing around the world.

  Jan-Werner Müller on populism, democracy, and Trump

Mobocracy

An Interview with Jan-Werner Müller

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This Princeton professor quite literally wrote the book on modern populism. We spoke with him about the real menace this political phenomenon presents.