Posts Tagged ‘War’

Patriotism and the Olympics

We’ve covered patriotism a few times here, but recently I considered it in light of Independence Day. The issue rarely comes up, and my conclusion was rather concise: it was good to be patriotic, but not the greatest good, and you should read Brett McCracken’s thoughts on this. But now the...
August 1st, 2012 | Culture, Featured | Read More

Learning Compassion from Story-Truth: Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

Empathy is one of humanity’s best qualities. And it can also be the most neglected. When insurmountable obstacles confront a community, understanding and compassion from neighbors is often just enough to pull them through. But what if the obstacle is something few can understand? What if it’s trauma...
June 30th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture | Read More