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About Benjamin Winterhalter

Benjamin Winterhalter is a writer, editor, and former attorney based in Cambridge, MA. His work has also appeared in "Salon," "The Atlantic," "The Boston Globe," "The Baffler," and elsewhere, and he is JSTOR Daily's features editor. He's still working on that book.
Latest Posts | By Benjamin Winterhalter
The World as Will and Quantum Mechanics
5 months ago

The World as Will and Quantum Mechanics

There is, unfortunately, no such thing as fate. If we accept that quantum mechanics—for all the strangeness associated with it—gives an accurate description of the universe’s basic ontology, we should …
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It’s Perfectly Possible to Live in a Post-Truth Era
2 years ago

It’s Perfectly Possible to Live in a Post-Truth Era

On May 1, 1960, the CIA pilot Captain Francis Gary Powers flew a U-2 spy plane over the USSR, taking photographs of Soviet military installations, including sites capable of launching …
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