Category: Society & Politics

Steve DeAngelo on the DEA’s Recent Ruling

The Drug Enforcement Administration recently rejected a proposal to reclassify marijuana—meaning, at least at the federal level, it will continue to face the same restrictions as heroin and LSD. Chuck Rosenberg, the chief of the DEA stated: “This decision isn’t based on danger. This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, …continue

Where Will You Stand? Rev. angel Kyodo williams in Lion’s Roar

In the wake of last week’s horrific events, we at North Atlantic Books wish to express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and our deep sadness at the senseless deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, in addition to the five officers killed in Dallas. During times like these, words can feel woefully insufficient, and …continue

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The One Great Question

As a professor of philosophy, I try to help people and myself open up the great questions of the heart. And let me also explain what I mean by that, because for me, philosophy has to do mainly with questions. As I sometimes say—only half jokingly—we philosophers don’t do answers, we do questions. We need …continue

Radical Dharma: Remembering in Seven Movements

For those graduating and entering new periods of their life this month, the journey is just beginning. In this excerpt from Radical Dharma, co-author Lama Rod Owens describes his own personal and spiritual journeys, and coming home to himself. Remembering in Seven Movements I am wondering what it has meant for me to leave home. I …continue

Finding the Comfort in Discomfort

There were several times while working on Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation that I had to get up from my chair and walk away from the book. The content was intense and provocative: a fierce call to question and change the systems of oppression permeating our society at large and our spiritual communities …continue

Suffering the Silence: What You Don’t See

Last September, I had the pleasure of working on Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, a project near and dear to my heart. While writing her book, author Allie Cashel was also working with longtime friend Erica Lupinacci to launch Suffering the Silence, an online community that empowers those with chronic illnesses to …continue