The Peace Rhetoric

There are basically two kinds of people on the earth: Those who say, “There will be peace on earth when everyone understands that my ideology is true.” And others who say, “There will be peace on earth when everyone lives in mutual acceptance of one another’s ideological differences.” And for all this talk of peace, …

Protagonist

You and I do not go the theatre to watch stories about people who find ultimate fulfillment in themselves. The protagonist we love is the one who realizes a need outside of themselves and puts their own security in jeopardy to meet that need for another. We love that protagonist precisely because we know, deep …

The Success of Friendship

A few years ago I was innocently reading a book at Chapters when I found myself distracted by the front cover of Life & Style Weekly. This magazine evidently does, um, rigorous investigative journalism in order to inform its readers about the private lives of famous people. The cover story: Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox …