Human Exceptionalism

Center on Human Exceptionalism

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book with burning pages on a concrete surface
book with burning pages on a concrete surface

An Amazon Book Burning

Book burning has always been a crucial ingredient of totalitarianism. In the 1930s the German Student Union infamously made bonfires from books considered antithetical to National Socialism. Similarly, the zealots who executed Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution destroyed books opposed to the diktats of Chinese Communism. Read More ›
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Free range farm young chicken broiler
Free range farm young chicken broiler

How Much More Should We Pay for Costco’s Chickens?

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote one of his periodic columns decrying industrial methods of animal husbandry. This time, he focused on chickens and the raising methods that permit Costco to sell a whole rotisserie chicken for only $4.99. Read More ›
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Selection of traditional thanksgiving food - turkey, mashed patatoes, green beans, apple pie on rustic background
Selection of traditional thanksgiving food - turkey, mashed patatoes, green beans, apple pie on rustic background

This Thanksgiving Is Time for a ‘Great National COVID Repentance’

The CDC has requested that we stay home for Thanksgiving. That’s a bitter pill. But to the CDC’s credit, it did not attempt to impose a legally enforceable travel ban. Rather, the agency treated Americans as adults capable of making appropriate decisions. Read More ›