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Democracy’s Boaty McBoatface problem

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil Like many disasters, it began with a great promotional idea. Britain’s leading environmental science institute was about to

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The Fall of the Roman Republic, Revisited

In the modern American mind the fall of the Roman Republic is generally understood to be the story of Julius Caesar; an ambitious man who leveraged mob power to destroy liberty and become a dictator.  Perhaps, by focusing on the

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