Spring 2018

Of Democracies and Dictators

David Hulme

Is it a passing phase, or is the era of democratic institutions, universal values and common decency over?

A Lethal Dose

Ron Dodgen

Synthetic chemicals have become embedded in all aspects of our lives. What will it take to reverse their toxic effect—on our bodies and on our world?

Israel Turns 70: Thinking Back, Going Forward

David Hulme

As Israel marks 70 years of statehood, we asked political scientist and peace negotiator Menachem Klein about his nation’s fulfilled expectations, its missed opportunities, and the road to peace.

Is Science Getting in God’s Way?

Dan Cloer

Why does America’s Christian Right take such an active interest in how we view and use scientific findings—to the point of creating its own version of science?

Bridging the Character Gap

Scott Hulme

Are we really as good as we like to think we are? For that matter, are other people as bad as we tend to think they are?