Listening to Our Consciences and Our Neighbors
The United States’ long history of turning citizens against one another. An excerpt from Joshua Reeves' Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society, reprinted with permission from New York University Press.
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
What is Punishment for?
Seeking the sacred in the mundane world. An excerpt from Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change by Kathleen Dean Moore
Eula Biss writes about how a threat becomes a plague in this excerpt from her book On Immunity.
The first peace advocates imagined a new story for the United States. An essay by Margot Minardi
Opportunities and ethics in the age of Internet music streaming. An essay by Dave Allen
The perils and burdens of human enhancement. An essay by Mott Greene
Somewhere beyond fate and reason, the real work of being human begins. An essay by John Holloran
An interview with Reed College professor Jennifer Henderlong Corpus about goals, praise, motivation, and coping with failure.