G. Tracy Mehan III
In a natural state
3 Apr 2013 |
tags: conservation, ecology, environment
The notion that nature is unchanging and that man is a destroying intruder has captured the imagination of our contemporaries. But many ecologists now question it.
40 years after Roe v Wade, a deadly stalemate
22 Jan 2013 |
tags: abortion, Roe v. Wade, US Supreme Court
Despite recent state restrictions and a growth in pro-life sentiment, more than a million lives are lost to abortion each year in the US.
A portrait of the artist as a businessman
6 Nov 2012 |
tags: biography, book reviews, heroes, Steve Jobs
Did shrewdness, artistry and obsession make Steve Jobs America's greatest businessman?
Leaving something to the children
22 Nov 2011 |
tags: ageing population, inheritance
In an ageing society, the question of inheritance is complex. Cultural factors count.
The New Holy Wars
6 Sep 2011 |
tags: economics, environmentalism, religion
America's leading secular religion was once economics. Has it now become environmentalism?
Torture: do ends justify means?
9 May 2009 |
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney says that torture saved American lives. Is that a good enough reason for authorising it?
William F. Buckley Jr: catalyst for conservatism
29 Feb 2008 |
His sparkling wit and trenchant analysis made him an institution in American political life.
The cultural contradictions of capitalism
3 Aug 2006 |
Accounting for the fact that a culture based on self-reliance and hard work gradually turned into a culture of narcissism and mass consumption became Daniel Bell's greatest achievement. But did he have all the answers?
9 Jun 2006 |
A new children's novel about Shakespeare's daughter gives fascinating insights into Elizabethan England.