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What If We Renamed Identity Politics, ‘Humility Politics?’

During a recent encounter on social media, a friend of mine, who is a brilliant professor at a leading American law school, was trying to think about two legal stories in the news media: Donald Trump’s statement that the judge in a civil case against him should recuse himself because of his Mexican...

Alumni Stories: JoHanna Rothseid

After her sophomore year at the University of Michigan, JoHanna Rothseid was thinking pretty critically about what she wanted to accomplish during the second half of her college experience. She had been involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. She had declared her major. She was...

Past and Present: A Tribute to Yitz Greenberg

How do we understand the past? This is the basic question of historiography, or how we approach history. One way we can understand history is that the past is fundamentally different than the present. The people who came before us were fundamentally different than us. And of course, that’s true:...

Where have I traveled? Reflections on turning 40

Men at Forty  by Donald Justice (1925-2004)    Men at forty  Learn to close softly  The doors to rooms they will not be  Coming back to.    At rest on a stair landing,  They feel it