Peter Singer

Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Animal Liberation, among other books.

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Nov. 24 2013 7:00 AMThe Trouble With Big SugarSugar refineries trample the rights of the poor. A few organizations are trying to change things.
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Sept. 15 2013 7:00 AMThe World Wide Web Should Actually Be WorldwideAnd Mark Zuckerberg has a plan.
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Dec. 12 2001 4:11 PMWho Deserves the 9/11 Cash Pile?A moral philosopher on misplaced generosity.
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Oct. 6 2013 7:15 AMIs the Shutdown the Founding Fathers’ Fault?After all, they gave us the separation of powers between Congress and the president.
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Aug. 18 2013 7:45 AMWe Need a War on CoalIt’s wrong for affluent Westerners to inflict the damages of climate change on the world’s poor.


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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
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Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.