In spite of myself, something in my gut told me that the statue of General Robert E. Lee should have stayed.
What we really need right now is a new kind of hero—calling all historians!
Just as the first detective was a thief, the first superheroes were supervillains.
“Crisis” itself is in crisis, such that both the structure and urgency of the crisis of climate change could elude us.
Is it enough for a business to turn a profit? Or should a business cultivate human flourishing and shared prosperity to be considered a success?
Thoreau’s ethic of self-governance was a starting point for reconstituting a freshly awakened culture on a moral foundation that refused to accept the sort of compromises—including the Missouri Compromise—that confirmed the moral impotence he so loathed.