November Election 2016

It’s the morning after in America. The African-American desk clerk checks me out of my room, so I hand my bag to the hotel’s Arab shuttle driver. The 20-something with piercings and tats looks most tired of all. I navigate security beside a white man in his trucker’s...

Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People

The biblical prophet Isaiah has a splendid little line that makes it into an old spiritual, “I ain’t a gonna study war no more.”  Isaiah famously says, “[Many peoples] will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Nation will not take up...