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Would We Want to Live in Plato’s Ideal Society?

Plato’s vision of a harmonious state would scandalize liberals and conservatives alike. But some of his advice might be worth taking.

We Should Stop Chasing Economic “Progress”

Capitalist societies believe in the possibility of endless growth. But Plato and other classical philosophers would have begged to differ.

What’s the Cure for a Real-Life “Hangover”?

As The Hangover films make abundantly clear, it's not easy waking up after a night of wild partying. Folk remedies for hangovers abound, but a recently published study offers a cure with a real scientific basis.