Category: Society & Politics

New Release: Pioneering the Possible

Let this book wake you up to your own inner power—the capacity now required to help resolve global problems and build a world that works for all. — Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dare to imagine what life could be like in a world that truly works, a world in which we transform conflict …continue

Charles Eisenstein’s “How to Bore the Children”

This article first appeared on Charles Eisenstein’s blog, The New and Ancient Story. Here is how to make a child bored: first and foremost, keep him indoors so that the infinitude of nature, its endless variation and chaotic messiness, is replaced by a finite, orderly, predictable realm. Second, through television and video games, habituate him …continue

By Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Chalakudy, India (cigarette.. like a cigarette in the rain) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Genes Do Not Cause or Maintain Addictions, Says Dr. Gabor Mate

In the following interview, Gabor Maté, MD discusses his work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, and sheds light on the motivations behind his book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. Q. The title of your book has its origins in the Buddhist Wheel of Life. …continue

Orientalism & the Representation of Middle Eastern Women

This article was originally featured as a guest blog by NAB intern Adam Schwartz on The Society Pages, and the response to the article was immense. The Society Pages has granted us permission to repost it to our blog to continue the meaningful dialogue. After you read, let us know—do you agree or disagree with …continue

Bill Morrison Changes the Soup Kitchen Forever

On January 16th, 2009, Maine made history with the lowest temperature the state had ever reached: 50 below zero. Thankfully, this temperature isn’t anywhere near the average, but the state does remain bitterly cold in the winter months. Locals barricade themselves indoors, yank on an extra pair of wool socks, and eat dinner at their …continue