How much does leadership matter in a democracy? And if you had the chance, would you go back and kill Hitler?

If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would you do it? This is a question that I looked at recently while teaching a unit on legal and ethical issues. The point was to illustrate that sometimes people may disagree on what is ethically the right thing to do. Of course, the more … Continue reading How much does leadership matter in a democracy? And if you had the chance, would you go back and kill Hitler?

Refugees, flowers, and loving our neighbors.

Salim, picture from the Guardian This week, an asylum seeker died on Manus Island, in an apparent suicide. The Rohingya man, Salim, was a member of one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Salim, who had a history of both medical issues and mental health concerns, had been on Manus Island for more … Continue reading Refugees, flowers, and loving our neighbors.