Society and Culture

April 25, 2013

Religion, North Korea Style

David Hulme

For more than six decades North Koreans have succumbed to the worship of their deified dictators. What happens when religion and politics become fatally mixed?

 

The Age of Vanity

Spring 2013

The Age of Vanity

Donald Winchester

Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the 1920s as a time of self-indulgence. That image is reminiscent of today’s world and of the life of King Solomon.

December 23, 2013

The Age of Anxiety

David Hulme

How do we cope in this age of anxiety and its stressful conditions? Can we have lasting peace of mind?

 

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.

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