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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Ian Hacking

Ian Hacking is a Canadian philosopher with wide interests. He discusses autobiographies written by people with autism in an essay soon to appear in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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Private Thoughts in Public Language

The burgeoning autism narrative may reflect the pathology of our era April 2009
Douglas Coupland clearly suffers from hyper artistic activity disorder, but he prefers to say, at least in interviews, that he is mildly autistic—not that the two diagnoses can’t dwell in the same body. His artwork is increasingly everywhere, for example in Toronto at the intersection of Bathurst and Lake Shore Boulevard. Today that is the site of frantic condo…