Knowing about what is going on in Japan or Mexico makes us better global citizens, but it can show us the universality of the human spirit. It can offer potent evidence that “the family of man” is not a shallow aphorism but something much deeper and more resonant for human progress.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 9, 2017 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 9, 2017 weekly magazine.
Despite its own poverty, Bangladesh has allowed in more than 500,000 Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar in what is the world’s most urgent refugee crisis. It joins a list of a few other countries with a generosity toward strangers in need.
Some places devastated by catastrophic storms learn to reinvent themselves, not merely recover. Puerto Ricans can look to one Kansas town leveled by a tornado.
Will another mass shooting alter the debate over gun laws? Not unless both sides deal with a common fear of gun violence and admit a mutual desire for community safety.
A court case on partisan gerrymandering will test if the justices want the courts, rather than voters, to define the identity of voting districts.
Those tales of poise, sacrifice, and compassion after the Oct. 1 shooting are a necessary antidote. Americans must not mirror the evil motives behind mass violence.
Between two people who in all likelihood had wildly different views of what is good for America, there was a moment of grace and humility.
A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 2, 2017 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 2, 2017 weekly magazine.
The US rose in a global ranking on competitiveness, in part because its innovation ‘ecosystem’ lessens fears for entrepreneurs.
The UN focus on Myanmar’s atrocities toward the Rohingya may need a new approach, one that speaks to the ‘ordinary virtues’ of the country’s majority.