Steven V. Mazie is Professor of Political Studies at Bard High School Early College-Manhattan and Supreme Court Correspondent for The Economist. He holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Mazie’s recent publications include “Up from Colorblindness: Equality, Race and the Lessons of Ricci v. DeStefano” (2011), “Rawls on Wall Street” at the New York Times (2011), “Equality, Race and Gifted Education: An Egalitarian Critique of Admission to New York City’s Specialized High Schools” (2009) and Israel’s Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State (2006). He has taught at the University of Michigan (1998), New York University (2001) and Bard College (2005, 2011).
Those who want to keep Syrian refugees out of the country are succumbing to a classic error of logical reasoning.
Three passages that will pay dividends when parsed carefully by a patient reader.
Reading is dangerous, but there's no harm in preparing students for the challenge.
Should you check yourself before you bedeck yourself?
Breast-augmentation ads? Sure. But period panties?
I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile.
Test your legal acumen. Pencils ready!
Envy hurts, and it can devolve into nastiness and even violence, but envy can also encourage us to aspire to our better or our best selves at work, school or at home.
The just-world fallacy in action.