These “zealously evangelized ‘no offense’ policies offer a window into our impatience to ferret out every last vestige of ‘-isms’”

Source » The Week’s Shikha Dalmia on the “safe spaces” problem that is plaguing American institutions: [One] school has become so repressive that some students were forced to start an underground free speech group just to discuss controversial topics…. It is too early to tell whether the tide has finally…

Falling in love with your city

Source » Jessica Hullinger in The Week: Relationships — with other humans, and with physical places — are really complicated. They require vulnerability and persistence and trust. You cannot just wait around hoping one will blossom before you. The only way to truly foster and nurture a long-lasting stable romance is to experience…

“America’s birth rate is now a national emergency”

Source » Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry in The Week: It wasn’t always this way. It used to be taken for granted that the best indicator of a nation’s health was its citizens’ desire and capacity to reproduce. And it should still seem self-evident that people’s willingness to have children is…