Threats Beyond the Headlines

Originally published on October 20, 2002. “The Fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” So begins Isaiah Berlin’s essay, “The Hedgehog and Fox.” One year after September 11, 2001, in the midst of a still evolving “war on terrorism,” it is...

Peace: What Is It Good For?

This speech was given as part of Yale Law School’s Global Constitutionalism Seminar 2012, convening on the occasion of the Centennial of Carnegie Corporation, New York, and of the Peace Palace, The Hague, and celebrating Andrew Carnegie’s vision of international...

Ethics and War in Homer’s Iliad

This talk was given in March 2012 at the annual Maine Humanities Council Winter Weekend Seminar, at Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine.  When I was in 9th grade, confronting the Iliad for the first time, I had two questions. First, why is it so important that we read...

Can We Succeed Where Carnegie Failed?

This article was first published in The Scotsman newspaper on August 19, 2010, the same day that  Dr. Rosenthal spoke at the event, “Is Peace Worth Fighting For?”, organised by the Carnegie UK Trust, at the Festival of Politics in Scotland. The same Dunfermline-born...

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