You’ve probably heard this before — and may even believe it yourself: Men are ambitious, rational, and inherently non-monogamous. Women, on the other hand, are nurturing, intuitive, and faithful. Scientist Rosalind Barnett and media critic Caryl Rivers discuss the questionable scholarship behind such claims about mental and psychological gender differences. They also talk about neo-Darwinism … Continued


Against the Grain

The American Right

The right is in great disarray these days, propelled by the unexpected popularity of Donald Trump. But its successes have been remarkable. As Doug Henwood points out, at mid-century the right was marginal in American politics — wildeyed Birchers wandering in the wilderness while the business class had firmly accommodated itself to the New Deal. … Continued


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