Industrial society is on a collision course with nature. The devastation of New Orleans is a metaphor for what can happen next to us all. Will America decide to reshape the future in positive terms, or sit back and wait for the inevitable destruction to occur?
Faced with the challenge of rebuilding, New Orleans seems stuck in the mud--not just mired in the muck caking the city but also trapped by centuries of policy mistakes, especially the fantasy that it can be separated from its surroundings.
Darwin's discoveries about evolution never argued
against the existence of God. And the theory of "intelligent design" is
a dangerous attempt to undermine science and justify a literal reading
of the Bible.
There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.
Why is The New York Times Magazine floating an unsubstantiated theory of genetic determinism?
Black farmers and the agrarian culture they embody are rapidly disappearing.
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In the midst of a wicked winter, I like to curl up with some sultry nature writing. My father instilled in me a fascination with the natural world.
Eric Alterman and Mark Green would like to thank Jenny Stepp for her research on this article.