The ideological naïveté that we sometimes see in medicine is a symptom of a deeper problem with how we educate medical students.
Discussions & debates on the pressing issues of our current political scene.
Medical students, like all humans, are meaning-seeking creatures. But you wouldn't know that from medical education.
More than one sinister ideology threatens the practice of medicine.
Zealous ideologues can be dangerous in many ways, but they are specially unsuited to practice medicine.
The structure of civic life is founded on the rhetorical structures and devices of drama.
The responsibility of the artist is to create little cultural initiations into the mysteries of moderation.
America is at its best when we recognize the salutary influence of a shared way of life.
If we Americans can claim to possess a tragic consciousness, it owes more to Shakespeare than to Aristotle.
The melodrama of our life, where people are either good or bad, leaves us with heroes in short supply.
Americans still express their desire for a long, healthy life with a spouse and children. But its harder for them to attain it.
No one doubts the importance of culture, but policy can affect birth rates too.
Promoting a culture of life is the true way to combat demographic decline.
It is difficult to make a strong case for family policy without explaining why society needs families.
Central planning cannot correct demographic problems, but that doesn't mean we can't know what the "right" demographic outcome is.