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John Glynn
John Glynn
John Glynn is a psychologist from Ireland.

In a recent speech in Las Vegas, Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate from South Bend, Indiana, spoke about the dangers posed by “so-called identity politics.” As you are aware, dear reader, identity politics involves people of a particular religion,…

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. — Margaret J. Wheatley In a recent essay published in the New York Times, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made a compelling case for…

Emile Durkheim, a French sociologist, famously discussed something called collective effervescence. Durkheim argued that the universal religious dichotomy of sacrilegious and sacred results form the way in which we live of our lives. Unfortunately, most of us spend too many hours performing…

There is a real crisis in America. The severity of the crisis transcends religious and political boundaries. It has nothing to do with the shrinking of the ice caps; it has everything to do with the expansion of the waistbands….

The organizers of a half-marathon in the northern Italian city of Trieste have been accused of racism over their decision to exclude African athletes from the race, which takes place on May 5. Racism is abhorrent, full stop. What about…

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” — George Orwell This is an age of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The notion of free speech is an illusion….

On April 15, 2019, just before 18:20 CEST, a structure fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. By the time it was extinguished, some 15 hours later, the building’s spire and most of its roof had been…

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