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When ever people ask what is Prospect’s political line, I usually say something about a realistic, small-“L” liberalism. If I’m feeling more expansive I might mention a special interest in the conflicts and contradictions of progress—liberalism’s dark side. My “Too Diverse?” essay of two years ago on the tension in modern societies between diversity and solidarity named one of liberalism’s “progressive dilemmas.” Alison Wolf’s cover piece identifies another: the unintended consequences of female emancipation. Wolf is herself a professor at an elite university, so is hardly suggesting that the great advances in equality of the past 100 years should be…

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