Is There A Better Way to Have An Argument?

“Were living in an era of deep divisions. Cable television, social media feeds, and fraying personal relationships all reflect the same troubling pattern: Differences of opinion quickly escalate into attacks, mistrust, and civic stalemates.”Here are five principles for more constructive and respectful disagreements.

Visiting Rachel: 50 Years After Silent Spring

“‘Primavers Silencia.’ So reads the cover of the Italian edition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It sits on the desk beside me–the small built-in desk looking out on a thicket of cedars and pine–a desk with one simple drawer holding some pencils and not much else, in the cozy pine-paneled …