Peace in Our Time

What was the most peaceful era of human history? The 200-year-long Pax Romana in the Roman Empire? The peaceful period in Asia following the Mongol conquests? The Ming dynasty in China?

You probably haven’t considered our present times, since we’re constantly reading about the spread of ISIS, incursions by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and […]

Return on College


Let’s say you’re giving your niece or grandson some advice on which major to select in college. Do you tell them to get an art degree, or take courses in social sciences? Or should they focus on business and finance?

The decision should not ignore their natural abilities and interests, of course. But if […]