Monthly Archives: April 2007

Thomas Friedman: The Power of Green

In The Power of Green, a feature article in the April 15, 2007 edition of the Sunday New York Times Magazine, Thomas Friedman writes that the United States can and should lead the world to a greener future.  He argues that … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith

Russell Shorto’s Keeping the Faith in the Sunday New York Times magazine of April 8, 2007 (TimesSelect subscription required) is another in a recent spate of articles about Pope Benedict XVI.  This most likely coincides with the 2nd anniversary of … Continue reading

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The Pope and Islam

The April 2, 2007 issue of The New Yorker has an article titled The Pope and Islam by Jane Kramer.  It’s an analysis of the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and Islam under Pope Benedict XVI.  Kramer’s thesis, as … Continue reading

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Betrayed

George Packer has written another excellent if depressing article in the March 26, 2007 edition of The New Yorker.  Betrayed follows a group of Iraqi interpreters who risk their lives every day to work with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad and in … Continue reading

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Violence in Decline?

In a recent article published in The New Republic, and posted at The Edge, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker argues in A History of Violence that violence has been declining over the long term development of human society.  Today, Pinker says, violence … Continue reading

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