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The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy

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Today’s populists don’t want to nationalize industry. They want to nationalize the elite.


The Perfect Gift? It’s the One They Asked For

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Social scientists have come up with useful advice for gift-giving during the holiday season. Rule 1: Nobody really cares how much thought you put into it.


Sociology, According to Putin

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The Kremlin fears sociologists even more than it needs them.


Daily Report: Your Choice of Computer Voice is Predictable

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If your new talking computing device has the voice of a young woman, don’t be surprised. Most artificially intelligent devices sound that way.