Society and Culture

Taming the Monster Inside Us

Summer 2011

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. 

What Can We Do Now?

Summer 2011

What Can We Do Now?

David Hulme

To bring change, we must first change ourselves. Right behavior begins at the individual level.

economic freedom

Spring 2011

A Question of Liberty

Steven D. Andrews

A rallying cry for more than 200 years, We the People still resonates as nations seek the freedom they equate with democracy. But what is freedom?

What the Hungry Need

Spring 2011

What the Hungry Need

David Hulme

David Hulme speaks to Tony P. Hall, former congressman and member of the diplomatic corps who has focused much of his attention on the world’s hungry.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: What Shall We Eat and Drink?

Spring 2011

Global Problems, Global Solutions, Part 2

What Shall We Eat and Drink?

David Hulme

International agencies calculate that nearly a billion people go hungry every day. What will it take to solve the perennial problem of inadequate food and freshwater in vast regions of the world?

Conspicuous Consumption

May 3, 2011

Conspicuous Consumption

Martin Coates

Conspicuous consumption is often used to describe spending on goods and services by individuals or households that wish to display their wealth or income.

Imprisoned in the System

Winter 2011

Imprisoned in the System

Seth Capo

The modern penal system in many nations has been a failed experiment in rehabilitation. Are reformation and reconciliation possible for prisoners?

Global Problems, Global Solutions: Of Weapons and Warfare

Winter 2011

Global Problems, Global Solutions, Part 1

Of Weapons and Warfare

David Hulme

In a world that yearns for peace, warfare has become a globalized problem. What’s the likelihood of a shift from arms production to disarmament and universal harmony?

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.

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