Tag - Steve Freedman

The Walkout Matters

By Steve Freedman If we measure how the world seems to be going at this very moment, we may conclude it is getting worse. However, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker makes strong arguments that the world is getting better across many measures, as described in his 2011 book “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” and in his new...

Who Are We Anyway?

by Steve Freedman When you ask your child to think of a story about a character taking off shoes, what do you want the association to be? Cinderella, or Moses at the burning bush? This is one of many poignant questions Avraham Infeld asks in his new book, “A Passion for A People: Lessons from the Life of a Jewish Educator,” a book I highly...