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Crimes and misdemeanors: Is there a slippery slope?

Vito Corleone, the mobster at the center of The Godfather saga, begins his career as a petty criminal.  A Sicilian immigrant trying to raise a family in a New York […]... More>


Damned Spot: Guilt, Scrubbing, and More Guilt

Lady Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most complex characters, and by far the bard’s most obsessive. Immorally ambitious, she prods her husband to murder Scotland’s king, and then deludes herself […]... More>


What a Mess: Chaos and Creativity

One of the most influential ideas about crime prevention to come out in recent years is something called the “broken windows theory.” According to this theory, small acts of deviance—littering, […]... More>


Is Religion Just An Assortment of Gut Feelings?

The vast majority of the planet’s 7 billion people ascribe to some kind of religious belief—that is, a faith in things that cannot be proven. This makes no sense from […]... More>


Jonathan Haidt Decodes the Tribal Psychology of Politics