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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Someone once said you should never talk about religion, money or politics. I suppose the first nitwit to utter this horrible advice wanted to fly below the radar and was horrified at the possibility he might offend someone. I talk about religion, politics and money frequently. But, I have no desire to fly under the radar and I’m comfortable with the fact that you and I might disagree, even though ... »

Doctors and Empathy

Doctors and Empathy

In a brilliant and visceral essay published in this month’s Atlantic, Meghan O’Rourke takes us through the current state of doctors, empathy and the American health care system that has not only complicated how patients receive care but also how doctors become fulfilled in their professions.  Although many doctors enter the profession to become healers, teachers and care givers, too ma... »