Views Reviews and Interviews
Explaining Liberals to Conservatives, and Vice-Versa
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt can tell you why you feel so righteous about your politics, but will you listen?
'If a Tree Falls' Revisits the Earth Liberation Front
PBS looks at the radical environmentalists whose turn to terrorism discredited their quixotic campaign in "If a Tree Falls."
Welcome to Shelbyville: Loving, Fearing Thy Neighbors
In the documentary film "Welcome to Shelbyville," a small Tennessee town deals with an influx of residents from Somalia.
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning On College Campuses — Book Review
"Academically Adrift," a new book on the failures of higher education, finds that undergrads don't study, and professors don't make them.
Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story — Review of PBS Documentary
The PBS documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story" asks the question: Who is responsible when family and society so fail a promising child that she turns to prostitution and murder in her teens?
Self Comes to Mind and On Second Thought: Book Reviews
New books "Self Comes to Mind" and "On Second Thought" examine the origins of consciousness, and the unconscious pulls that influence our behavior.
Welfare Reform Failing Poor Single Moms, Books Claim
"Stretched Thin," "Both Hands Tied," and "The War on Welfare" are three new books that highlight welfare reform's failure to address the enduring poverty of single mothers and their children.