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Idle Talk

What Did We Learn From 9/11?

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

Human beings have great difficulty accepting and dwelling in such existential vulnerability. We fall into what the philosopher Martin Heidegger called idle talk.

Health Care Reform, Climate Change, and the Evasion of Our Mortality

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

Much of the right-wing rhetoric about health care reform -- focusing on such non-issues as socialism, government control, and higher taxes -- has been obscuring what health care reform is really about: our mortality!