Opinion

Dawkin’s atheism misnamed ‘anti-religion’

February 5, 2008
The problem with the critics of Richard Dawkins is that they rarely read his books — or if they do, they misunderstand or misrepresent him in a way which is hard not to regard as deliberate. This happens on the air, in major news networks as much as in book reviews and blogs. Most recently, »
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Don’t boil marriage down to legal issues

March 23, 2006
What strikes me most about Gregory DuBoff’s editorial is that it entirely misses the point (“U.S. marriage laws perform crucial function,” 3/22). He writes in response to Aaron Margolis’ defense of the morality of gay marriage (“Love trumps politics in ongoing marriage debate,” 3/21), calling him “typically far-left” and “unproductive.” In two short paragraphs, DuBoff, »
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January 30, 2006
It started during the Nixon administration. To convey the idea of a more forceful, energetic initiative, they named the enterprise the “War on Drugs.” Since then, “war” has become a garden variety idiom of the worst sort, gaining tremendous prominence with Bush’s current “War on Terror.” But what’s so bad about a seemingly harmless metaphor? »