Society and Culture

Chipping Away at Education Reform

February 14, 2011

Chipping Away at Education Reform

Dan Cloer

Regardless of what kind of race they call it, advocates of school reform often lose sight of the most important need of modern society: balanced individuals.

Still Asking, 50 Years Later

January 12, 2011

Still Asking, 50 Years Later

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

The most recognized sentence of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural speech was his clarion call to think beyond the borders of personal benefit.

Radical Restoration

Fall 2010

Radical Restoration

David Hulme

In addressing the problem of access and excess, it is timely to consider the wisdom found in Judeo-Christian literature and in the works of a few alternative thinkers.

Does Capitalism Have a Future

Fall 2010

Does Capitalism Have a Future?

Daniel Tompsett

In the wake of the 2007–09 financial crisis, a number of economists and commentators have written books to try to establish why the crisis happened.

Wings of Peace

Summer 2010

Wings of Peace

Edwin Stepp

One Israeli and one Palestinian are showing how human experience can be transcended—to the benefit of not only themselves but their world.

John Wooden Biography

Summer 2010

John Wooden: A Lifetime Masterpiece

Donald R. Hornsby

A masterpiece is something that’s done with extraordinary skill, and a review of John Robert Wooden’s life journey suggests that this maxim was indeed a daily focus.

Sugarcoating Halloween

October 28, 2010

Sugarcoating Halloween

Michael McKinney

Although Halloween did not originate in the United States, Americans spend more than six billion dollars celebrating their fastest growing holiday each year.

Thinking Between the Lines

Summer 2010

Thinking Between the Lines

Wilf Hey

Deceptions, hoaxes and urban legends abound, mainly because so many people are so easily taken in by them. Here’s how you can avoid being one of them.

Who Needs a Hero?

May 11, 2010

Who Needs A Hero?

Martin Coates

Why the long fascination with superheroes? Does it indicate a deep-seated hope people have that someone will save them from the current peril or crisis?

The Foundations of Charity

April 19, 2010

The Foundations of Charity

Martin Coates

Before deciding how we give for humanitarian relief, and to whom we give, we need to be as sure as we can that we are giving wisely and effectively.

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