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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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THR Blog

Monkey Takes Selfie, Lawsuits Ensue

A monkey's selfie has done more than just raise awareness about an endangered species. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Algorithms Rule

We are living in an age of algorithmic authority. Algorithms filter our music choices, track our purchasing decisions, find our airline tickets, and help us withdraw money from an ATM. They are ubiquitous. They are forming who we are and who we want to become. But we are only beginning to ask about our algorithmic selves. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Urban Renewal Syndrome—Part 1

Urban renewal programs, along with the social welfare policies of the Great Society, became a symbol not just of the collapse of urban America but also of the failure of progressive government action—perhaps even of liberalism itself. | Read post >>>

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James Mumford

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James Mumford

Postdoctoral Wolterstorff Fellow

James Mumford read English as an undergraduate at Oxford and was a Henry Fellow at Yale studying political theory and religion before receiving his DPhil back at Oxford. His dissertation was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 as Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked for leading British think-tank The Centre for Social Justice conducting extensive research on the biggest challenges facing the poorest elderly. He has written for The Guardian, Demos Quarterly, The Huffington Post, The Spectator and Standpoint on a variety of issues;...

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