Letters to the editor for the March 21, 2016 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the March 21, 2016 weekly magazine
In designating Islamic State as having committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and others, the US helps the world seek more ways to end this most heinous of crimes.
A historic moment may have been reached in 2014-15 as carbon pollution did not go up even as the global economy did. This decoupling of emissions from prosperity is cause for gratitude.
The Trump campaign presents a fear of Muslims that does not hold up in a new poll of American Muslims.
From Brazil to Mexico, a rising middle class is driving efforts to ensure honest governance, reflecting a global trend toward ‘ethical universalism.’
As gambling on the men’s collegiate basketball finals has grown, the NCAA is now promoting the ‘brackets.’ Amateur sports does not need the taint of corrosive gambling.
Citizens can deter confrontation at campaign events by being peaceful themselves toward political opponents. Democracy, after all, was invented to resolve differences without violence.
A culture buffeted by conflict, controversy, and coarseness can be improved with one simple ingredient: It's known as philia.
Letters to the editor for the March 14, 2016, weekly magazine
A roundup of global commentary for the March 14, 2016, weekly magazine.
The three top contenders – Clinton, Trump, Sanders – defy stereotypes about older people, and even attract younger voters. If age ‘ain’t nothing but a number,’ the 2016 contest shows it.
Doubts remain high about next week’s negotiations to end Syria’s civil war. Yet the UN and others are bringing decades of wisdom in peacemaking. Recent history shows that wars end more often by talking than by military victory.