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

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

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.

May 9, 2018

Return of the Dictators?

David Hulme

The 20th-century Age of the Dictators is over, but that doesn’t mean it can’t come back in a different form.

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

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

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?

March 29, 2018

Global Threats, Part 5

Cities at Risk

David Hulme

More and more people are streaming into the world’s cities, magnifying already serious issues such as pollution, waste management and disease. What should we expect in the coming decades?

Winter 2018

The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 23

The Fall of Judah

David Hulme

When the kingdom of Judah fails to heed the final, dire warnings of the prophets, their fate is sealed.