Spring 2018 Spring 2018 Of Democracies and Dictators David Hulme Is it a passing phase, or is the era of democratic institutions, universal values and common decency over? Spring 2018 A Lethal Dose Ron Dodgen Synthetic chemicals have become embedded in all aspects of our lives. What will it take to reverse their toxic effect—on our bodies and on our world? Spring 2018 Israel Turns 70: Thinking Back, Going Forward David Hulme As Israel marks 70 years of statehood, we asked political scientist and peace negotiator Menachem Klein about his nation’s fulfilled expectations, its missed opportunities, and the road to peace. Spring 2018 3 Keys to a Healthy Social (Media) Life Gina Stepp We’ve all seen headlines about the dangers inherent in social media. Is it time to delete all your accounts? Emotional Intelligence in 22 Proverbs Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer coined the term emotional intelligence in 1990. But principles underlying the concept have a much longer pedigree. Spring 2018 Is Science Getting in God’s Way? Dan Cloer Why does America’s Christian Right take such an active interest in how we view and use scientific findings—to the point of creating its own version of science? Spring 2018 Bridging the Character Gap Scott Hulme Are we really as good as we like to think we are? For that matter, are other people as bad as we tend to think they are?