Democracy as Myth and Fact

This piece was written for the International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, September 13-15, 2015. Carnegie Council was proud to be a co-sponsor of this Forum. Myths give meaning to our lives. They are stories created to explain the human condition—creation,...

Saddam’s Pistol, and Yours

This is a longer version of an an op-ed that ran in the Mercury News (Silicon Valley, California) on February 11 (print version), entitled “Saddam’s pistol, Ike’s speeches and the ethics of gun ownership.” In the current debate over gun regulation a simple point is...

In Search of a Global Ethic

These reflections on the Carnegie Council Centennial theme were published August 31, 2011. A hundred years ago Andrew Carnegie thought that world politics was about to change forever. War would be abolished. Just as private war in the form of dueling had passed from...

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