To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. If being wrong is so natural, why are we all so bad at imagining that our beliefs could be mistaken, and why do we react to our errors with surprise, denial, defensiveness, and shame?
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In this issue: "Bill Problems" by Amy Davidson; "Citizen Khan" by Kathryn Schulz; "The Polish Rider" by Ben Lerner; "Seven People Dancing" by Langston Hughes; "Uninhabited" by Kevin Young; "Surrendering" by Ocean Vuong; and "Making the Cut" by James Wood.
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
In this issue: "Homage to Zenobia", by Lawrence Wright; "Room with a Boo", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Death of a Prosecutor", by Dexter Filkins; "The Really Big One", by Kathryn Schulz; and "Cold Cases", by Anthony Lane.
"Unclear Dangers", by Amy Davidson; "Outside In", by Kathryn Schulz; "Lighting the Brain", by John Colapinto; "Mirror Stage", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Anatomy of Error", by Joshua Rothman; "Distant Emotions", by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Radical Measures", by Amy Davidson; "New Koch", by Jane Mayer; "One Small Step", by D. T. Max; and "Dead Certainty", by Kathryn Schulz.
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In this issue: "Still Standing", by George Packer; "Unfollow", by Adrian Chen; "Writers in the Storm", by Kathryn Schulz; "Printing Money", by John Cassidy; and "Secret Lives", by Anthony Lane.