Whom the Gods Would Destroy

In 1875 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned the words, “Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad.”  An earlier version of this thought appeared in Sophocles play Antigone. As the classical Greek dramatist phrased it, “Evil appears as good in the minds of those whom God leads to destruction.” Either phrase could aptly be applied […]

The Righteous Mind

Some months ago I read the book entitled The Righteous Mind written by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt.  The book received a considerable amount of favorable press. Haight is a self-identified liberal/progressive.  He hated Ronald Reagan and was thrilled with the emergence of Barack Obama on the American political scene.  He could not understand the conservative […]