Breaking Fad: Angie Speaks Articulates the Pitfalls of Call-Out Culture

What follows is a preamble to something relevant and current. I hope you’ll bear with me. by Stephen Boni Ghion Journal Feb 9, 2019 Back in a former life, when I was studying film and theories of representation, there was a word I simply could not escape: reify (ree-iff-eye). This was a word used in … Continue reading Breaking Fad: Angie Speaks Articulates the Pitfalls of Call-Out Culture

What if Donald Trump is what America is all about?

The Long Struggle for America’s Soul by By Andrew Delbanco NYTimes Nov 2, 2018 Like many Americans, I’ve been following events at our southern border — the separation of children from their parents; the president’s denigration of nonwhite migrants as criminals, rapists and animals; his bluster about denying birthright citizenship to their children; and his … Continue reading What if Donald Trump is what America is all about?

The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions

Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives by Andrea Kuszewski Intersection Can neuroscience provide evidence for a liberal and conservative thinking style? It may seem like a stretch to say that one could predict whether you lean left or right by looking at a brain scan—no questions asked, no opinions voiced—purely … Continue reading The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions