Our Kid-Hostile World

The post-Christian West is a scary place. And I say this as a practicing Jew. The abandonment of Judeo-Christian values in many quarters has left a vacuum. That has the potential to damage all of us morally, but it primarily endangers the most vulnerable among us, namely children. Endless articles proclaim that childhood is now … Continue reading

On TV, Is Nasty More Compelling Than Nice?

Is nastiness more dramatically compelling than niceness? I wondered about that recently as I considered my TV watching habits. A number of my regular TV dramas have been on an extended winter break, and their absence has not made my heart grow fonder. In fact, I’ve realized that I can live quite comfortably without them. … Continue reading