Category Archives: Leadership

How Does One Become Morally Obtuse?

July 22, 2017 I have a letter in today’s (?) New York Times.  It’s in the on-line version, the post is dated yesterday, and perhaps it will be in tomorrow’s print edition (The Sunday Review section). The letter is in … Continue reading

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Western Values or Human Values?

July 16, 2017 On July 6, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Poland celebrating ‘western values.’ He linked together historic threats (including both Nazi terror and Soviet domination) against which Poland struggled and the current threats that the United States … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Xiaobo

July 15, 2017 From Liu Xiaobo’s speech accepting the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, delivered in absentia (it was read by Liv Ullmann): Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. … Continue reading

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Collusion Update

July 11, 2017 The Russia story is very much in the news cycle just now:  the possibility of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign with an eye to affecting the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. … Continue reading

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Watch What Happens Next

July 6, 2017 Since the election I’ve urged people not (NOT) to pay attention to what Donald Trump says.  It’s a circus, it’s a distraction.  Some people think his tweets (etc.) are meant to be a distraction, but I have … Continue reading

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Our Progress in Resisting — Or Lack Thereof

June 30, 2017 I look forward to each Friday’s column from Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine.  I don’t always agree with Sullivan, but he consistently makes spot-on observations.  Here’s how this week’s column begins in its section on Trump/The … Continue reading

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What Do Pence and Other Evangelicals See in Trump?

At Notre Dame University today, Vice President Mike Pence told graduates to be “men and women of integrity and values.”  The headlines around this commencement speech are all about the protest (150 students, parents and faculty members walked out), but I … Continue reading

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