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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Alex Usher

Alex Usher is president of Higher Education Strategy Associates, a consultancy based in Toronto.

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Campus Navel Gazing

Two insider books ponder the future of the university December 2007
In any area of public policy one cares to mention, there will almost certainly be a book published this year decrying its present state. Publishers, for obvious commercial reasons, tend to focus on policy tomes that foretell some form of imminent doom. The actual subject matter is barely relevant: cities, hospitals, schools—all of them have their own books suggesting that things are going to hell in a…