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THE BENEFITS OF BELIEF

International development has focused on material goods, but religion has an important role to play in human flourishing.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The Greeks didn't have modern ideas of race. Did they see themselves as white, black — or as something else altogether?
YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD LEGAL NAME

Marriage is what happens when the state gets involved in endorsing and regulating personal relationships. It's a bad idea.
INHERITING PAIN

War, famine and persecution inflict profound changes on bodies and brains. Could these changes persist over generations?
POWERING UP

Fantasies about new power sources for human ambitions go back a century or more. Could these past visions energise our own future?
EVERYTHING IS FINE AND DANDY

Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will.
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