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Academic insights for the thinking world combining authority, innovation, and excellence.
Academic insights for the thinking world combining authority, innovation, and excellence.

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“#Americans now feel that #guns make them safer, whereas only 10-15 years ago, they saw guns as making them less safe.”

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"It is unknown why people with #OCD develop the #obsessions they do, but most are characterized by intrusive negative thoughts."

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"With any major disease, especially those with a genetic component such as #breastcancer, stories of discoveries that can assist with #treatment and/or #diagnosis are abundant."

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"Current scholarship identifies a key trigger of the declining political support for #humanrights as the rise of a newly populist #politics in particular in Europe and the US, which vilifies human rights as an elitist and anti-democratic #discourse, acting as the enemy of underdog masses."

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"The printed word has been with us in the West for more than 500 years. These days, it’s not the only successful technology for digesting – or producing – text."

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History shows that the issue of hiring and firing FBI directors has always been problematic, and the past offers no firm guidelines for future conduct.

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How mental illness and human #sexuality can overlap.

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"LaGuardia and Trump are hardly comparable. 'The Little Flower' helped create modern New York and is justifiably regarded as the greatest mayor in New York’s history. He was one of America’s most eloquent anti-Fascists, spoke five languages, served as a combat pilot in World War I and was a congressman before serving three historic terms in City Hall. Hands down, LaGuardia was a more serious, thoughtful and constructive political leader than Trump could ever hope to be."

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The French-speaking region of Belgium disrupted the entirety of Europe.

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Challenging the orthodoxy of the day is crucial for making advancements.
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