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
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?
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