Meaningful Work, Human Nature, and a Free Society

In this review of David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs, Miki Kashtan explains what bullshit jobs are, why they’re proliferating, and how they can help us understand “the rightward turn of so many voters around the world.”

Love Knows No Borders

Cat Zavis reports on a recent interfaith action at the U.S.-Mexico border to demand respect for the human right to migrate and seek asylum, an end to the militarization of border communities, and an end to immigrant detention and deportation and the defunding of ICE and Border Patrol.

Violence, Morality and Religion

In an attempt to prevent violence, we have created institutions, namely, morality and religion––but, paradoxically enough, the most deadly violence has always been done in the name of these institutions. In this article, James Gilligan and James Vrettos ask why this is and what we can do about it.

Can You See Me?

CJ Rosenblatt writes about her interactions with a homeless Seattle woman: “While I was trying to save her, it was Liz who saved me from my growing cynicism and fear.”