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4 issues per year Write Review From £6.00 per issue Founded in 1975, Boston Review is a non-profit, reader-supported political and literary magazine—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture. We put a range of voices and views in dialogue on the web (without paywalls or commercial ads) and in print (four times a year)—covering lots of ground from politics and philosophy to poetry, fiction, book reviews, and criticism. One premise ties it all together: that a flourishing democracy depends on public discussion and the open exchange of ideas.

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Our forum in this issue asks whether empathic identification with the suffering of others has the moral virtues that its proponents claim for it. Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University, says no. “If you want to be good and do good,” Bloom writes, “empathy is a poor guide.” Responses in this forum come from Sam Harris, Simon Baron-Cohen, Jesse Prinz, and others. Also in this issue, Lelac Almagor argues that standardized testing, subject to significant reform, may not be so bad; Bill Simon thinks that privacy may be overrated; columnist Claude Fischer wonders whether one of our mantras—ideas matter—is really true; as well as our usual selection of reviews and original literature.
Founded in 1975, Boston Review is a non-profit, reader-supported political and literary magazine—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture. We put a range of voices and views in dialogue on the web (without paywalls or commercial ads) and in print (four times a year)—covering lots of ground from politics and philosophy to poetry, fiction, book reviews, and criticism. One premise ties it all together: that a flourishing democracy depends on public discussion and the open exchange of ideas.
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