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Paul Bloom leads the forum, “Against Empathy” with responses from Leslie Jamison, Peter Singer, Sam Harris, Simon Baron-Cohen, and others. Plus: Philosopher Sadik al-Azm rewrites our understanding of the Syrian revolution; Lelac Almagor argues that standardized testing might not be so bad; and William Simon thinks that privacy may be overrated.
LESLIE JAMISON, PETER SINGER, LEONARDO CHRISTOV-MOORE AND MARCO IACOBONI, JACK W. BERRY AND LYNN E. O’CONNOR, BARBARA H. FRIED, SIMON BARON-COHEN, MARIANNE LAFRANCE, ELIZABETH STOKER BRUENIG, NOMY ARPALY, SAM HARRIS, CHRISTINE MONTROSS, AND JESSE PRINZ.
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