Refuse to Do Nothing: Be a Revolutionary

I refuse

I issue the same warning to students:  I’m trying to turn you all into revolutionaries.  They laugh when I tell them that. I laugh, too, but that doesn’t mean I am joking. I want students to finish up the term with a sense of purpose. I often ask them: What would cause you to set [Read More...]

Mandela: Change an impending fate

Clinton pays Nelson Mandela a surprise birthday visit

  Today is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The 94-year-old is celebrating with family but all around Africa, and indeed, places beyond, people are celebrating the man who has modeled reconciliation. My friend Captain David Moses told me that it was Mandela’s life-story that moved him beyond the anger he harbored from being tortured as a young [Read More...]

In the wake of human tragedy

Shelf Awareness A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder by Karen Spears Zacharias In the era of Nancy Grace, calling for vengeance for the murder of children has become a kind of pornography. But the literary merits of A Silence of Mockingbirds, a memoir by former crime reporter Karen Spears Zacharias, outweigh any prurient [Read More...]


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