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...

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