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Police attitudes and practice sometime imitate those of soldiers. That is a terrible mistake. Policing is not warfare. The rhetoric of wars on…

In pandemic days everyone has to measure the risk of infection in almost all activity. This is unusual calculation for people used to casual l…

Death and taxes are the only certainties of life, wrote Ben Franklin in a 1789 letter to a friend. A quick check in Wikipedia showed the death…

Gender differences are controversial. It is not easy to generalize because variations and defining features are so complex. Writing about thes…

The years preceding the French Revolution saw the last vestiges of feudalism. The peasants did not own the land they lived on and worked. They…

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Total control of a society is usually disliked. People have accepted it, however, when they thought it was necessary in dealing with a nationa…

It’s not enough to learn about the world and the skills for managing it. Education should include knowledge of values and models of wise livin…

In a recent newspaper article I was amused by a statement about old people flouting social distancing. The author reacted to her father’s atti…

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