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Entries by Ira Chernus from 07/2012

The Fantasy of Absolute Safety

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

The root of the problem is our dedication to the fantasy of absolute safety and security. The sooner we recognize that as our national fantasy and stop arming ourselves to the teeth in pursuit of it, the safer we all will be.

Ignoring the Homeless Is Un-American

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Impact

Responding to the growing epidemic of homelessness is not simply an act of charity. It's an essential way to live out our most traditional myths of what it means to be a good American.