challenging religious privilege in public life



Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future

The last time in American history when wealth was so highly concentrated at the top was in 1928, just before the Great Depression. Such a…

Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State

Liberalism in America has been under siege. Conservatives treat it as an epithet and some progressives spurn it as well. “Life, liberty and the pursuit...

The Crash of 2008 and What it Means

Excerpt from George Soros’s book, “The Crash of 2008 and What it Means: The New Paradigm for Financial Markets”. In the midst of one...

Robert Skidelsky on Keynesian Economics

Excerpt from Lord Robert Skidelsky’s book, “Keynes: The Return of the Master”. John Maynard Keynes argued that an unmanaged market system...

David Attenborough’s speech to the RSA: People and Planet

Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture.

The Geopolitics of Climate Change

Excerpt from Lord Professor Anthony Giddens's book, "The Politics of Climate Change". An illusory world community?

How We Can Save the World and Create Prosperity

Excerpt from Lord Professor Nicholas Stern's book, "A Blueprint for a Safer Planet: How We Can Save the World and Create Prosperity".

Why should we care about extinctions?

Excerpt from Lord Professor Robert May's book, "Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications". How do we preserve what’s left?

James Lovelock on the Vanishing Face of Gaia

The global temperature is rising, the polar ice-caps are melting, water shortages and climatic disasters are increasingly common...

Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

Excerpt from Nobel prize-winning physician Eric Chivian's book, "Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity".