Isaiah, oil painting on oak panel by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier

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The Vision of Isaiah

From the Publisher

Spring 2018

Of Democracies and Dictators

David Hulme

Is it a passing phase, or is the era of democratic institutions, universal values and common decency over?

Science and Environment

Spring 2018

A Lethal Dose

Ron Dodgen

Synthetic chemicals have become embedded in all aspects of our lives. What will it take to reverse their toxic effect—on our bodies and on our world?


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Spring 2018

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March 29, 2018
Global Threats, Part 5

Cities at Risk

David Hulme

More and more people are streaming into the world’s cities, magnifying already serious issues such as pollution, waste management and disease. What should we expect in the coming decades?

Science and Environment

Spring 2018

Is Science Getting in God’s Way?

Dan Cloer

Why does America’s Christian Right take such an active interest in how we view and use scientific findings—to the point of creating its own version of science?

Society and Culture

Spring 2018

Israel Turns 70: Thinking Back, Going Forward

David Hulme

As Israel marks 70 years of statehood, we asked political scientist and peace negotiator Menachem Klein about his nation’s fulfilled expectations, its missed opportunities, and the road to peace.