Society and Culture

The Heart of the City

September 24, 2012

The Heart of the City

Martin Coates

The migration of populations from rural to urban is taking place around the world. Why this unparalleled growth in city dwelling?

Video: Politics as Religion

August 27, 2012

Politics As Religion

David Hulme

It’s often been said that religion and politics don’t mix. But history demonstrates that they have long been intertwined.

 

Of Life, Death and Dignity

Spring 2012

Of Life, Death and Dignity

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

How much say should people have in determining the circumstances of their demise? Is ultimate personal autonomy, even in death, the most important aspect of life?

Insight Video: Technological Disconnect

August 27, 2012

Technological Disconnect

David Hulme

There is no question that life has speeded up in recent years. We long ago entered the information age, but can we continue to endlessly process more and more?

 

World Peace by 2048?

May 14, 2012

World Peace by 2048?

Jerry de Gier

World peace has eluded humankind for millennia. One proposal now on the table aims for world peace by 2048. Will it be any more successful than its predecessors?

Sustainability in a Crowded World

Winter 2012

Sustainability in a Crowded World

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

As the earth’s population hits 7 billion, three newly released books describe the challenges that lie ahead, each addressing relevant issues from a different perspective.

Mirror, Mirror

Winter 2012

“Mirror, Mirror” 

Seth Capo

In a world where we have many choices as to how we get our news, it’s worth pondering what the media we consume tells us about ourselves, and how it affects the things we come to believe and act on.

Is Occupy the Answer

January 20, 2012

Is “Occupy” the Answer? 

Steven D. Andrews

The “Occupy” movement is international in reach and the most fervent believers insist that the “occupations” are not political.

Economic Tyranny by Choice

Fall 2011

Economic Tyranny by Choice

Steven Orchard

Steven D. Andrews

The doctrine of “highest and best use” is the guiding principle by which land is bought and sold today. And we have only ourselves to blame for the results.

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