Parisian Profile: Bernard-Henri Levy

I’m not sure America really has an equivalent to Bernard-Henri Levy, the French philosopher, intellectual, author and all-round media personality. I’ve asked Parisians about him: none are lukewarm in their opinions. It’s love him or hate him for BHL. He writes books, opines on almost anything relevant in French or world politics, takes controversial positions … More Parisian Profile: Bernard-Henri Levy

The Moral Imperative

I recently saw a newspaper headline that mentioned researchers into Artificial Intelligence. They had discovered or invented something remarkable in their field. The issue raised in the headline articulated the scientists’ dilemma: was this new technology too dangerous to introduce to the world? I was interrupted, and never got back to the body of the … More The Moral Imperative

Reading List

I’ve just finished Jon Meacham’s biography, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. I was struck by the incredible ‘right place, right time’ aspect of Jefferson’s life and came away with a powerful sense of gratitude. I’m thankful he was here, in America, when he was. Our country might never had existed without him, and if … More Reading List

Exemplar: Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall probably needs no introduction, but that never stopped a writer with a blank WordPress page to fill up. (Wink, nod.) I would never, ever voluntarily leave the creature comforts of a major metropolitan city for an extended period of time and reside in the jungle. (No coffee? No croissants? No cognac? No … More Exemplar: Jane Goodall