Being “nice” worked in World War II. Why not now?
Two legendary interrogators have lessons for the War on Terror.
Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.
John McCain breaks ranks with GOP over CIA torture
Based on personal experience he says that "enhanced interrogation techniques" were shameful and didn't work.
Your money, or your life?
| 28 November 2014 |
Roasting my own coffee beans is just one of the pleasures of exploring natural wealth.
Ferguson is not a special case
The riots in Ferguson remind us that many people who believe in justice are comfortable watching its miscarriage.
Elderspeak is demeaning
Why are residents of nursing homes addressed as if they were children?
If the mindfulness craze is really so cool, why did Anders Breivik use it?
Meditation techniques can help stressed-out executives, but they are open to abuse.
The awe-full truth of human dignity
| 13 November 2014 |
A MercatorNet contributor reflects on its unique “dignitarian” philosophy.
I can’t handle being useful
| 10 November 2014 |
The language of management is often offensive, pompous, and demeaning. It's time for a spring cleaning.
How can you tell when moralizing is wrong?
Brittany Maynard's death exposed a flaw in the arguments of moral relativism.
When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.
Conquering mental castles
Western philosophy has acquired the habit of thinking of men as machines. How can this be overcome?
Why happiness should replace GDP in policy making
Something is wrong if China's productivity has soared and its satisfaction with life has nosedived.
China’s virtuous president
Is Xi Jinping promoting Confucian virtue, or is his interest in the Sage more pragmatic?
Is conscience an unaffordable luxury?
Precisely because we live in secular states, we must make room for believers, religious or not, in public life.
The slow, tentative return of women’s lost sense of sexual honour
Something in our nature craves the constraints that produce the rewards an honour code confers.
What Malaysia Airlines must do to survive
Even after unprecedented bad luck, the ill-starred company can thrive. But it will be an uphill climb.
ISIS has done the world a favour
It has killed off climate change as the world's greatest moral challenge.
The four temperaments are a tried and true aid to self-knowledge.
When freedoms collide
A framework for navigating freedom of conscience issues.
Law and morality in public discourse
The natural law should undergird our positive laws, a Catholic theologian argues.
The global niceness challenge announces a winner
Statisticians have identified the Mother Teresa of global politics.
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