An interdisciplinary journal published by MIT on behalf of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, each quarterly issue invites a number of prominent writers addressing a particular theme.

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In this essay, Judith Shklar (not a Buddhist) ponders the implications of placing cruelty first (as the Buddha did). She shows how this position stands at odds with both Christian piety and neoliberal apathy and carves out a more realistic humanism than either extreme.

Targeted groups came to be attributed a biological or timeless essence, not because this was inevitable, we argue, but because of these failures to historicize inequality.