April 2023

The everyday, unproblematic sense of “merit”—excellence, worthiness, virtue—has long been used to trump another everyday intuition: that the coexistence of widespread poverty and fantastic wealth is morally unacceptable.

Letters | Reconsidering merit and inequality


Poem | Baptism

“Can you see, outside the church window, / the small corner of opened earth, / where land mixes with violets and old bones?”
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