The New (ab)Normal

The New (ab)Normal

What do the Challenger space shuttle disaster, the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and the Trump White House have in common? In situations rife with uncertainties, decision-makers miscalculate risks, make mistakes, and engage in misconduct. They activate the “dark...

What is democracy?

Democracy is a form of government in which parties lose elections. I learned this definition in grad school in Adam Przeworski’s course, “Theories of the Capitalist State.” Clearly, it stuck with me. This definition gets to the heart of the matter....

New work. . . and some on hold

Short articles are the vehicle of the day. I have a number of non-writing projects lasting until the end of summer 2017. While book research is on the back burner, I am contributing short pieces on a semi-regular basis to OmTimes and harvbishop.com. I’ll post...