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op-ed | Aug 1st, 2012

Jared Diamond Responds to Mitt Romney’s Use of Guns, Germs, and Steel

In a recent speech in Jerusalem, Mitt Romney referenced Guns, Germs, and Steel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lavin speaker Jared Diamond—using it to explain the relationship between geography, culture, and wealth. Now, in a New York Times Op-Ed, Diamond responds, writing, “[Romney’s... Continue Reading →
op-ed | Mar 20th, 2011

James Fallows on Military Action in Libya: “What Happens Then?”

“Count me among those very skeptical of how this commitment was made and where it might lead,” James Fallows recently wrote in reaction to the news that America and other countries were imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Though he was busy on assignment in China, Fallows was moved to comment... Continue Reading →