John Edale warns that those of us who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Historical Perspectives on Goodness
On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.
The warrior is sensitive enough to discern truth, and has the courage to stand up for it.
If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?
Galloway speaks with respect for both the enemy and his fellow soldiers in the war in Vietnam.
In some circles, speaking ill of Dr. King is blasphemous. But wasn’t he just a man like ourselves?
For a revolutionary generation of young Jamaican men, the strong and available role models looked like the enemy.
Our beliefs and values surrounding concepts like family, childhood, and masculinity, are products of our time and culture.
Predecessors of the Boy Scouts of America, Woodcrafters still bring nature-deprived boys out into the wilderness.
How do you live with the awareness of death on a massive scale?
Whether childhood circumcision is acceptable or not is an ethical question, not a medical one. Chuck Ross asks, why did we ever circumcise boys?
Seán Flynn on the end of American Empire, and how the internet is more like the Catholic Church than you imagined.
‘Did Mother ever tell you about the time she was going to abort you?’ my sister asked casually.
The phrase’s author, Pliny the Elder, was a naval commander. It seems fitting that he would have a keen idea of where and what home means.
Titanic Thompson was a brilliant con man, a world class engineer of stunts and easily the most outrageous character you’re likely to encounter in a book of non-fiction.
Thomas Edison was a bully. That’s why you’ve barely heard of the hero of Rave’ Mehta’s new graphic novel, The Inventor: Nikola Tesla