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A crowd gathers before a speech by Ben Shapiro at University of California Berkeley. AP Photo/Josh Edelson

Is free speech alive and well? 5 essential reads

From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Californian universities, like Berkeley, lead the world in higher education. Flickr/Roger Wollstadt

Universal education in a tax-free zone: something had to give

California has been the crest of modernity since the end of the second world war. The tendencies and tensions of the times show there first. In only 14 years, California invented student power (Berkeley…

The upper class: liars and cheaters?

Rich people are more likely to engage in unethical activity, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of California…