Matthew Shaffer
Shaffer: Cartoonist tactless, not hateful

The cartoon that brought Kurt Westergaard fame and infamy portrays the prophet Muhammad wearing a turban concealing a bomb. I find the cartoon tasteless and […]

Shaffer: Challenge yourself to learn

It is the peculiar nature of humans that, of all the animals, we are simultaneously the most insistent upon proclaiming our commitment to truth and […]

Shaffer: Yale is not a trade school

Over the din of deferential students’ voices and the clomp of leather-soled shoes on the basketball court, one phrase was persistently repeated by the Yale […]