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Social analysis from a personal angle.

Feeling Around the World

One thing I know is that feelings are social. Joy, sadness, anger, elation, jealousy, envy, despair, anguish, grief—all these feelings are partly social. Read More

Immigration's Complexities, Assimilation's Discontents

In the inaugural column of our new series, One Thing I Know, Rubén Rumbaut addresses the gap between public perception and facts on immigration. For … Read More