Mao’s Great Famine (2010) by historian Frank Dikötter chronicles the ghastly four-year period that resulted in the peacetime death of millions.
Current events indicate that ours is a world filled with injustices of every kind. Do we have the resources within us to right all the wrongs we see?
In this interview with Jonathan Glover, which first appeared in the Summer 2001 issue, the British ethics professor addresses the human proclivity for cruelty.
If the winners are the ones who write history, then historical accounts are surely subject to bias and inaccuracy. Church history is no exception.
Researchers Bella DePaulo and Robert Milardo explore the importance of collateral kin—aunts, uncles and others in extra-nuclear support systems.
Even before September 11, 2001, terrorism was a fact of life for much of the world. Must we accept that it will always be that way?
David Hulme spoke with military historian Sir John Keegan soon after 9/11. Vision revisits their discussion on the changing face of war.
Scientists are turning the cosmos upside down in their search for a unifying Theory of Everything. But there’s one place most of them won’t look.
Is the universe accidental—now pictured as a single bubble within a cosmic foam? Or is this just a choice of belief, not an empirical conclusion?