Crazy for Osama
Zac Alstin | 3 May 2011
Take 1: You've got to have rocks in your head not to rejoice in the death of an unrepentant mass murderer.
Was the tsunami the revenge of Gaia?
Zac Alstin | 14 Mar 2011
When scientists wonder whether global warming was responsible for the devastation in Japan, something is wrong.
Is "Yuck!" a good enough reason?
Zac Alstin | 24 Feb 2011
Do taboos on incest and infanticide have a rational basis?
"Why are you depressed?"
Zac Alstin | 9 Feb 2011
Is contemporary culture fertile ground for the coming epidemic of depression?
Obesity and the ethicist's diet
Zac Alstin | 4 Jan 2011
Is the alarming growth in obesity due to a triumph of pleasure over reason?
Whom can you trust?
Zac Alstin | 7 Dec 2010
Young people, like people in general, will commit to the things they trust.
Obama’s empathy problem
Zac Alstin | 18 Nov 2010
How could the US President have failed to exhibit the quality at the heart of his moral code?
Defending children against eroticised adult culture
Zac Alstin | 5 Oct 2010
The time has come for parents to take on the culture of sexualisation of young children.
Reaping the whirlwind
Zac Alstin | 10 Sep 2010
Seventy years ago this week Nazi planes began a campaign of bombing civilian targets in London. Can we honestly say, “never again”?
Truman was right
Zac Alstin | 20 Aug 2010
Dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki taught America that morality was irrelevant.