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The Atlantic
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Society

Reading Racism in Dr. Seuss

Reminiscing about the Dr. Seuss books we loved as children is usually a happy time for adults. We might remember first learning about equality in Horton Hears a Who! or getting starry-eyed about our futures reading Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (of course, for some of us there’s also a bit of residual terror about that green-food-obsessed apparition in Green Eggs and Ham). But Philip Nel, a scholar and professor of children's literature whose specialties include Dr. Seuss and Harry Potter, is pushing readers to grapple with the political and social implications of the stories that inspire such war
The New York Times
6 min read
Society

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee, a professor of Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of numerous books on European communism and its aftermath, including, most recently, “Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th-Century Communism.” This is an essay in the series Red Century, about the history and legacy of communism 100 years after the Russian Revolution. When Americans think of communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services
Oxygen
1 min read
Society

Alcohol=Muscle Loss?

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle tissue that occurs as a natural part of the aging process. But how fast and how much muscle is lost may increase as a result of alcohol consumption, according to a new study conducted at Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul. Typical muscle loss occurs at an average rate of 6 percent per decade in postmenopausal women, but drinking alcohol accelerated sarcopenia in women who were moderate to heavy drinkers. The researchers concluded that the study findings strengthen the recommendation that postmenopausal women should limit their alcohol intake to impro
Hillbilly Elegy
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From the Editors

Illuminating examination…

Even as the Vance family manages to achieve some semblance of ‘The American Dream,’ J.D. Vance shows how deeply the scars of poverty—and the familial and societal ills that it engendered—have compromised the health and happiness of each generation. A must-read for those interested in the ramifications of American social, economic, and political policy.