Trauma and Reconciliation (May 2016)
Delivered this talk in 2016. Seems apropos to our current moment.
Trauma, Recovery, Renewal,
When I was in third or fourth grade, a boy in my class liked drawing the swastika. Book covers, pieces of paper, spelling quizzes, his hands and arms, all sported the bent cross. Not an uncommon occurrence, I don’t imagine. But one day my teacher confronted that kid, pointed to his…
Elections Turn on Big Ideas
My thoughts today are occupied by news of the Democratic Party’s recent ‘reboot,’ a story that has Senator Schumer, finally, acknowledging the resonance of progressive ideas and the party’s hitherto weak and ineffectual response to the growing inequality and the struggles of Americas middle and…