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A deputy sheriff confronts civil-rights marchers in front of the county courthouse in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 1966. Greenwood, nicknamed “the Cotton Capital of the World,” depended heavily on slave labor in the nineteenth century and became a flashpoint for racial strife throughout the twentieth.

Photograph by Bettmann/Getty Images


A new book traces today’s politics back to chattel slavery.


Illustration by Peter Horvath

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now defends science from modern-day foes.

March-April 2018

Illustration by Dan Page

Observations from Twitter prove that even the smallest news outlets can shape public opinion.

March-April 2018

Tom Nichols
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Tom Nichols dissects the dangerous antipathy to expertise.

March-April 2018

Photograph by iStock Images

A doctor’s take on the destruction of medicine

January-February 2018

Norbert “Nubbins” Wiener, shown here in boyhood, was 14 when he matriculated at Harvard in 1909.

Photograph courtesy of the MIT Museum

Parents and superkids, then and now


January-February 2018

Samuel Huntington

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

A memorial minute on the eminent political scientist

January-February 2018

Illustration by Øivind Hovland


An increasing consolidation of ownership in health care


January-February 2018

Claudine Gay, social science dean and Cowett professor of government and of African and African American studies

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

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