Steven Pinker and the Debate Over “Cancel Culture”

July 22, 2020

As if they didn’t have enough to handle in a world beset by a variety of concurrent crises, US intellectuals find themselves embroiled in a new existential struggle. On top of a persistent pandemic, an economy out of control and a war to tear down or defend patriotic statues that reflect a...

Running Off To War

December 07, 2013

The Syrian war is not simply a magnet for extremists. I was at a wedding not long ago of two dear female friends. The ceremony mixed together various religious traditions, including a Quaker meeting where people in the audience could stand up and speak spontaneously. After a number of people had...

Tension in Season for the United States and North Korea

March 24, 2013

The annual “Tension Season” in relations between the United States and North Korea is noticeably harsher this year.     Every year, there seems to be two periods of tension in the relationship between the United States and North Korea. These seasons of tension are...