Essays

Essays

Aug 6th 2016

It may seem that wise, strong people typically have gone through a few hard times in their lives. By comparison, those who have led a very sheltered and privileged life often appear to crack more easily under pressure.

Aug 3rd 2016

Nature is good for us – surely nobody has missed that fact.

Jul 15th 2016

I served as an police officer and a detective for more than 12 years, and I have felt a particular connection to the the tragic events of recent weeks.

Jul 9th 2016

A half-century ago, there was a predictable quality to the way presidential nominees selected their running mates. They would do so at their nominating conventions in a moment of often high drama.

Jul 9th 2016

The very long (and indeed very long awaited) report of the Chilcot Inquiry was finally published in London on July 6th.

Jul 5th 2016


"Wiesel’s greatness was to have remained, under all circumstances, one of those humble Jews whom he considered the crown of humanity."

Jul 1st 2016

During the 1960s, three great artists used nature as their canvas: Yves Klein painted the sky, Robert Smithson sculpted the earth, and Nicolas Garcia Uriburu painted the water.

Jul 1st 2016

That any voter would support Donald Trump to become leader of the free world seems beyond comprehension to many, a phenomenon outside the realm of understanding. That voters in the U.K.

Jun 29th 2016

BERKELEY – Several years ago, it occurred to me that social scientists today are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim.

Jun 24th 2016

Around the world, people are living longer than ever before, with a recent report from Public Health England revealing th

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