“The Drugs Inside Your Head” by Erik Vance

On Being with Krista Tippett September 19, 2019 (onbeing.org) Subscribe  Science writer and reporter Erik Vance says today’s brain scientists are like astronomers of old: They’ve unsettled humanity’s sense of itself by redrawing our picture of the cosmos within our own heads. Vance has investigated the healing power of stories and the “theater of medicine” … Continue reading “The Drugs Inside Your Head” by Erik Vance

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

May 14, 2018 Issue (newyorker.com) The idea that authoritarianism attracts workers harmed by the free market, which emerged when the Nazis were in power, has been making a comeback. By Caleb Crain A new book blames authoritarianism on politicians entranced by the free market. Illustration by Alvaro Dominguez; photograph from iStock / Getty In London, in the nineteen-thirties, the émigré … Continue reading Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?