Some activists possess a certain quality that's hard to put your finger on; you just know it when you see it. They are hopeful when the situation seems hopeless, they are gracious—even to those they struggle against—and their powerful convictions are reflected not just in their speech but in the way they live their lives.
I applaud Larry Rasmussens efforts to find the middle ground between the positions of just war theory and Christian pacifism in the form of "just peacemaking" ("In the Face of War," January 2005). I, however, take exception to his conclusions in two regards. First, the non-believing world
One of the big lies of the modern age is that economics is uninteresting. In reality, what is boring is the way economists write (Joseph Stiglitz, the Tom Clancy of economic prose, is the one notable exception). In contrast, no one thinks that, say,