Summer 2011

Insight: The Not So Great Helmsman

The (Not So) Great Helmsman

David Hulme

Mao’s Great Famine (2010) by historian Frank Dikötter chronicles the ghastly four-year period that resulted in the peacetime death of millions.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: Let Justice Be Done
Global Problems, Global Solutions, Part 3

Let Justice Be Done

David Hulme

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?

Taming the Monster Inside Us

Taming the Monster Inside Us

David Hulme

In this interview with Jonathan Glover, which first appeared in the Summer 2001 issue, the British ethics professor addresses the human proclivity for cruelty. 

Rewriting the History of the Church

Rewriting the History of the Church

Peter Nathan

If the winners are the ones who write history, then historical accounts are surely subject to bias and inaccuracy. Church history is no exception.

Beyond the Nuclear Family

Beyond the Nuclear Family

Gina Stepp

Researchers Bella DePaulo and Robert Milardo explore the importance of collateral kin—aunts, uncles and others in extra-nuclear support systems.

9/11: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

9/11: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

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?

Interview with Sir John Keegan: The New War

The New War?

David Hulme

David Hulme spoke with military historian Sir John Keegan soon after 9/11. Vision revisits their discussion on the changing face of war.

The Mind of God

The Mind of God

Dan Cloer

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.  

The Bubble Machine

The Bubble Machine

Dan Cloer

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?