Jan Zilinsky

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Planet Harvard

If people lived on the moon, I suspect they would find objects from the Earth more valuable than those in

Change We Are Not Asked For

Not too long ago, one of the safest icebreakers used to be a complaint about the apathy of the American

Hostility to Health

A Slovak politician, skeptical of the facts and figures trotted out by his opponents, used to say, “You can’t fill

The Fall of Kaavya and Kundera

Almost 60 years ago, a Czech author may have reported a Western spy to the local authorities. The man, whose

Lessons from the Financial Crisis

In times when almost everyone believes that “the world is flat” it would be more than contrarian not to worry

Truth on a Diet

When my best friend told me she was going to spend the end of August in Maine, I felt suddenly

Simple is Beautiful

Earlier this month, as many Harvard students asked for extensions on midterm assignments, countless Americans dealt with a deadline of

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

Dear Ms. Coulter, it was nice to have had a chance to see you last Friday in Washington. I wondered,