The Question of Evil

and the Christian Response: Jesus' New Humanity

Public Survey/Display

What Can We Do About Evil? (and instructions and conversation tree)

What Can We Do About Evil? brochure version

Is a Good Friend Hard to Find? (instructions and conversation tree)

Whose Justice? (instructions and talk on Christian Restorative Justice)

Find Your Heart's Desire? (and instructions and theology of desire)

What Story Do You Live In? (and associated message)

Does the Good Outweigh the Bad? (and instructions)

God, Peace, and Violence (and instructions)

 

The Question of Evil and the Christian Response: Jesus' New Humanity

Big Questions About God: Contrasting Early and Reformed Theologies

The Healing of Human Nature in Jesus (video, Nov 15, 2013)

Images of God in a Broken World (a sermon series)

Evil and the Christian God

Evil and the Christian God and Theology of Atonement

Human Dignity: Does Every Individual Matter?

The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil:  What Was It, Really?  Was Evil Necessary?

Quotations and Reflections on Evil and Human Nature

The Desire for a Happy Ending: Interpreting the Movies, Songs, and Stories Around Us

The Conflict of Stories: Christian, Western, Muslim, Secular, Individual

Desires, Beliefs, and How We Know Truth

God's Response to Human Evil: The Faithfulness of Jesus (Romans 3:21 - 26)

God's Victory over Human Evil in Jesus (Romans 6:1 - 11)

God's Victory over Human Evil: Presenting Ourselves to Jesus (Romans 6:12 - 14)

God's Victory over Human Evil: We Are Bondslaves to Christ (Romans 6:15 - 23)

The Role of Jesus in Revolution and the Pursuit of Justice

The Impact of Jesus (and ppt)

Slavery in Christianity, Part 1:  Slavery in the Bible, Slavery Today (and ppt)

Slavery in Christianity, Part 2:  Abolitionism from the First to Fifteenth Century

The Theology of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4

The Theology of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

For more information, please see:

* The Question of the Goodness of God and the Christian Response: The Trinity

* The Atonement: What Does Jesus' Death Mean About God's Character?

 

Personal and Practical:  Embracing Jesus' Transformation of You

Assignment #1:  Jesus is the Answer, What's the Problem?

Assignment #2:  Comparing Views of Evil

Jesus' Kingdom of God Movement (notes and messages on the Gospel of Matthew)

God's Great News for Humanity's Great Problem (notes and messages on Paul's letter to the Romans)

Evangelism Diagram of the New Humanity Paradigm

Evangelism With the New Humanity Paradigm

Illustrations of the Atonement

 

Interpreting Other Responses to Human Evil

Why Question Atheism from a Political, Historical, and Moral Perspective?

The Conflict of Stories: Circular, Christian, Western, Muslim, Secular, Individual

The Conflict of Stories (chart)

Jewish and Christian Views of the Messiah

Stories and Spirituality: How the God Engages Human Evil (chart)

Stories and Social Consequences: Comparison with Islam and Mohammed (chart)

Stories and Social Consequences: Comparison with Atheism and Hinduism (chart)

 

Christian Resources

* C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity especially books 1 and 2

* C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock, chapter 1

* N.T. Wright, Evil and the Justice of God

* Henri Blocher, Evil and the Cross

* Athanasius, Against the Heathen, chapters 1 - 6

* Athanasius, On the Incarnation, chapters 1 - 5

* Patrick Downey, Desperately Wicked: Philosophy, Christianity, and the Human Heart

* William Paul Young, The Shack:  This story is about a man who loses his daughter in a rape-murder, and wrestles with God about it - reveals good insights about the Trinity and the character of God.  Roger Olson's analysis of the book, Finding God in "The Shack" is also helpful.  My response to Mark Driscoll's youtube criticism of the book is here.

* David Bentley Hart articles  A blog dedicated to the promoting the theological thought of David B. Hart, an Eastern Orthodox theologian.

* David Bentley Hart, The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?  A short book on how a Trinitarian view of God influences how we think about suffering and evil.  Includes a critique of the Calvinist tendency towards God's omnicausality.  Lays out the categories in very clear, simple terms.

* David Bentley Hart, Suffering and the Problem of Evil (video, Feb 25, 2010)

* David Bentley Hart, An End to All Endings (video, Sep 1, 2013)

* Alvin Plantinga, God, Freedom, and Evil

* Centre for Public Christianity, Suffering and Evil (Centre for Public Christianity website)

* James Hoskins, 16 Reasons Why I Believe in God: (9) The Existence of Evil (blog, May 13, 2013)

* Rachel George, Antoinette Tuff: Meet the Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting Yesterday (Aug 21, 2013)

* Father George Morelli, Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy, part 2: Bio-Cultural Elements 

* Father George Morelli, Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy, part 3: The Passions

* Father George Morelli, Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy, part 4: The Healing Potential of Faith

* Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World (Amazon book, Apr 30, 2012)

* Rebecca Savastio, KKK Member Walks up to Black Musician in Bar-but It’s Not a Joke, and What Happens Next Will Astound You (Las Vegas Guardian Express, Nov 20, 2013)

* Sandy Hook: Evil Did Not Win (youtube video, Dec 2013)

* Dargan Thompson, If God is in Control, Why Does Bad Stuff Keep Happening? N.T. Wright on the Good News (Relevant Magazine, Jan 20, 2015)

* Hugh Halter, Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth (book, Feb 2014)

* Donald Miller, How Do So Many Good People Get Away With Bad Things? (Storyline blog, May 11, 2015)

* David Gelernter, Why Should a Jew Care Whether Christianity Lives or Dies? (First Things, Mar 24, 2015)

* Nancy Hill, Can We Have Martin Luther King's Dream Without His Faith? (Veritas Forum, May 8, 2015)

* Peter Wehner, The Christmas Revolution (NY Times, Dec 25, 2015)

* Ronald Osborn, The Scandalous Origins of Human Rights (Veritas Forum, Jan 15, 2016)

 

General Resources

Personal

* Wikipedia, Freudian Coverup (wikipedia) about Freud's early research exposing fathers molesting their daughters, and his cover up of the evidence

* Oliver Wolcott, Jr., The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton (letter, Jul 13, 1804)

* Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

* Cordelia Fine, A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

* Dan Ariely, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty:  How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves

* Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, Debate on Human Nature (book, 2006 based on the debate in 1971) and video excerpt (youtube) and Stephen Pinker's critique of Chomsky's view of human nature (youtube, Nov 27, 2012)

* Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa, Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature (Psychology Today, Jul 1, 2007)

* Daniel R. Hawes, When Ignorance Begets Confidence: The Classic Dunning-Kruger (Psychology Today, Jun 6, 2010)

* Scott Barry Kaufman, Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists? (Psychology Today, Mar 25, 2011)

* Pamela Meyer, How to Spot a Liar (TED talk, Oct 13, 2011)

* Frans de Waal, Moral Behavior in Animals (TED talk, Nov 2011) both positive and negative

* Susannah Cahalan, Greed is Good (And So is Lust, Envy, Pride, Anger, Sloth, and Gluttony (New York Post, Feb 5, 2012)

* Kathleen McGowan, Living a Lie (Psychology Today, Jan 2, 2013)

* Joe Fassler, What Flannery O'Connor Got Right: Epiphanies Aren't Permanent (The Atlantic, Jan 4, 2013)

* Dylan Garrity, Friend Zone (Button Poetry, May 6, 2013)

* U.K. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Atheism Has Failed. Only Religion Can Defeat the New Barbarians (The Spectator Magazine, Jun 15, 2013)

* Marty Kaplan, Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever (Huffington Post, Sep 16, 2013)

* Alexander Nazaryan, A Good God is Hard to Find: The Prayer Journal of Flannery O'Connor (Newsweek, Nov 19, 2013)

* Environment, This Video Will Make You Lose Faith in Humanity (ShareDots, Mar 27, 2014)

* Adam Serwer, Lyndon Johnson Was a Civil Rights Hero, But Also a Racist (MSNBC News, Apr 11, 2014)

* Stephen Pinker, The Modern Denial of Human Nature (youtube, Apr 14, 2014)

* Chris Hedges, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (book, Apr 2014) about the psychology of war and our acclimatization to it

* Jerry Adler, The Reformation: Can Social Scientists Save Themselves? (Pacific Standard, Apr 28, 2014)

* Jeffrey Kluger, How Do You Spot a Narcissist?  Just Ask (Time, Aug 5, 2014)

* Melissa Dahl, Scientific Evidence That Self-Promoters Underestimate How Annoying They Are (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 17, 2014)

* Noah Zandan, The Language of Lying (TED Ed, Nov 3, 2014)

* John Gray, What Scares the New Atheists (The Guardian, Mar 3, 2015)

* Annie Reneau, 10 Things I Thought Were Caused by Bad Parenting, Until I Had My Own Kids (Scary Mommy, May 2015)

* Huff Post Show, Dikipedia: Bikram Choudhury (Huffington Post, May 29, 2015)

* Elizabeth Gilbert, Confessions of a Seduction Addict (NY Times, Jun 24, 2015)

* Rebecca Nicholson, Is the Ashley Madison Hack Another Step Towards a Post-Embarrassment World? (The Guardian, Jul 24, 2015)

* Randi Kreger, Therapists Confirm Trump's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Psychology Today, Nov 13, 2015)

* Husna Haq, The Surprising Relationship Between Intelligence and Racism (Christian Science Monitor, Jan 7, 2016)

* Heather McLean, Moral Licensing (youtube video, Jan 11, 2016)

* Marty Kaplan, The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever (Raw Story, Feb 27, 2016)

* Ana Swanson, How to Tell If Other Other People Think You're Hot, According to Science (Washington Post, Apr 2, 2016) ultimately about people's inability to place themselves in another's shoes

* Jeff Guo, This Unusual Test Reveals How Smart You Are (Washington Post, Apr 14, 2016) about intelligence and lying

* Jeff Guo, We're Really Good at Forgetting All the Terrible Things We've Done (Washington Post, May 20, 2016)

* Joshua Epstein, Here's the Proof That Donald Trump's a Pathological Liar You've Been Asking for, Trolls (New Civil Rights Movement, May 29, 2016)

* Joseph Tkach, The Tragedy of Untruthfulness (GCI, Jul 6, 2016)

* David Greenberg, Are Clinton and Trump the Biggest Liars Ever to Run for President? (Politico, Jul/Aug 2016)

* Christopher Ingraham, New Study Finds That Men Are Often Their Own Favorite Experts On Any Given Subject (Washington Post, Aug 1, 2016) although Rebecca Onion, Mansplaining Is Real! But Male Self-Citation in Academic Work Isn’t So Simple. (Slate, Aug 2, 2016) but it suggests an explanation for Jessica Chasmar, Donald Trump: I Consult Myself on Foreign Policy, 'Because I Have a Very Good Brain' (Washington Times, Mar 17, 2016)

* Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, The Violence of Forgetting (NY Times, Jun 20, 2016)

* Bobby Azarian, A Neuroscientist Explains What May Be Wrong With Trump Supporters' Brains (Raw Story, Aug 4, 2016)

* David Ignatius, Why Facts Don't Matter to Trump Supporters (Washington Post, Aug 4, 2016)

* Zygote Films, The Dangers of the Deep Web (The Atlantic, Aug 04, 2016)

* Sky Palma, When Researchers Trolled Facebook Conspiracy Nuts With Random False Info, They Bought It Every Time (Dead State, Sep 11, 2016)

* Buster Benson, You Are Definitely Not Living in Reality Because Your Brain Doesn't Want You To (Quartz, Sep 16, 2016)

* Sam Wang, How Lies Live And Grow In The Brain – 2016 edition (Princeton Election Consortium, Sep 20, 2016)

* Bahar Gholipour, You Can’t Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why (Huffington Post, Sep 22, 2016)

* Michael Barbaro, What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show The Run-Up (NY Times, Oct 25, 2016)

* Jonathan Haidt and Ravi Iyer, How to Get Beyond Our Tribal Politics (WSJ, Nov 4, 2016) challenge of tribalism

* Brendan Nyhan, Fact-Checking Can Change Views? We Rate That as Mostly True (NY Times, Nov 5, 2016) by why "mostly"?

* Akshat Rathi, A Philosophy Professor Explains Why You're Not Entitled to Your Opinion (Quartz, Dec 4, 2016)

* Brian Resnick, A New Brain Study Sheds Light on Why It Can Be So Hard to Change Someone's Political Beliefs (Vox, Dec 28, 2016)

* Rachel Marie Stone, How Not to Be Afraid (NY Times, Jan 20, 2017) note the self-hatred of her grandfather, who became a Nazi

* Sam Levin, Trump Pressured Parks Chief for Photos to Prove 'Media Lied' About Inauguration Crowd - Report (Guardian, Jan 27, 2017)

* Juliet Macur, Why Do Fans Excuse the Patriots’ Cheating Past? (NY Times, Feb 5, 2017) tribal loyalties and group identity

* Hayley MacMillen, This Rape Survivor and the Man Who Raped Her Have Teamed Up to Tell Their Story (Marie Claire, Feb 8, 2017)

* Andrew Sullivan, The Madness of King Donald (NY Mag, Feb 10, 2017)

* Carlos Maza, Kellyanne Conway's Interview Tricks, Explained (Vox, Feb 13, 2017) the art of lying and misdirection

* Drake Baer, Rich People Literally See the World Differently (NY Magazine, Feb 14, 2017)

 

Interpersonal

* Alice Park, College Students Short on Empathy (Time, May 28, 2010)

* Cary Tennis, My Narcissistic Wife is Ruining My Life (Salon, Jan 25, 2012)

* Bianca Bosker, Life as an OKCupid Moderator (Huffington Post, Oct 21, 2012)

* Vinita Mehta, Why Are Mean People So Successful? (Psychology Today, Oct 9, 2013)

* Paul Resnikoff, I’m Charlotte Church. And This Is How Women Are Routinely Demoralized by the Music Industry (Digital Music News, Oct 15, 2013)

* Natalie KSL, 20 Signs You Really Hate People (blog, Oct 20, 2013)

* Amanda Marcotte, "Men's Rights" and "Revenge Porn" Sites Seethe With Anger Over Women's Autonomy (Truthout, Dec 18, 2013)

* Rebekah Campbell, The Surprisingly Large Cost of Telling Small Lies (NY Times, Mar 11, 2014)

* Huffington Post, Two-Thirds of Cheaters Would Have an Affair With a Boss If This Was At Stake (Huffington Post, Mar 26, 2014)

* Zachary Fine, My So-Called Opinion (NY Times, Apr 6, 2014)

* Julie Suratt, The Terrifyingly Nasty, Backstabbing, and Altogether Miserable World of the Suburban Mom (Boston Magazine, Apr 2014)

* Lauren Wolfe, Abuse of Power: Sexualized Violence Against Girls is Going Unchecked in Schools Around the World (Foreign Policy, Apr 14, 2014)

* Eric Jaffe, Eight Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is (The Atlantic Cities, Apr 16, 2014)

* Taryn Hillin, 9 Breakup Texts That Just Might Test Your Faith in Humanity (Huffington Post, Apr 16, 2014)

* Danielle Kurtzleben, People Who Think They're Attractive Tend to be More Comfortable With Economic Inequality (Vox, Apr 17, 2014)

* David Moye, Sandy Hook 'Truther' Tells Victim's Mother Her Daughter Never Existed (Huffington Post, May 14, 2014)

* Anneli Rufus, Low Self-Esteem is Good for You!  We've Been Too Successful at Making People Feel Good (Salon, May 24, 2014)

* Danika Fears, Indian Women Invent Anti-Rape Jeans to Battle Attack Epidemic (NY Post, Jun 26, 2014)

* Conservative Outfitters, Two Women Caught Stealing on the Fourth of July...You Won't Believe What Happens Next (video, Jul 6, 2014)

* Shaunti Feldhahn, Dancing Into Disaster (Patheos blog, Jul 7, 2014)

* Nuala Calvi, I Was Sold By Mum and Dad To Make Images of Child Abuse (The Guardian, Oct 4, 2013)

* John Tierney, A Cold War Fought by Women (NY Times, Nov 18, 2013)

* A Moore, 8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors (Atlanta Blackstar, Dec 4, 2013)

* Amanda Hess, Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet (Pacific Standard, Jan 6, 2014)

* Michelle Goldberg, Feminism's Toxic Twitter Wars (The Nation, Jan 29, 2014)

* Amanda Hess, The Pick-Up Artist Community’s Predictable, Horrible Response to a Mass Murder (Slate, May 24, 2014)

* Patrick May and Heather Somerville, Use of Illicit Drugs Becomes Part of Silicon Valley's Work Culture (San Jose Mercury News, Jul 25, 2014)

* James Estrin, A Graphic Photo Spurs Reflection: Indian Women Raped and Hanged (NY Times, Jul 24, 2014)

* Ruzwana Bashir, The Untold Story of How a Culture of Shame Perpetuates Abuse. I Know, I Was a Victim (The Guardian, Aug 29, 2014)

* Preston Ni, 10 Signs That You're in a Relationship with a Narcissist (Psychology Today, Sep 14, 2014)

* Liam O'Ceallaigh, When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler' (Films for Action, Sep 15, 2014)

* Robert Emmet Meagher, Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War (Amazon book, Sep 15, 2014)

* Renee Jacques, 'Texts From Your Ex' Perfectly Maps Out The Awkward Phases Of Your Breakup (Huffington Post, Oct 3, 2014)

* Brittany Wong, If You've Ever Received An Unwanted Sext, This Is For You (Huffington Post, Oct 3, 2014)

* Melissa Dahl, Emotional Abuse Can Be As Damaging As Sexual Abuse (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 8, 2014)

* ABC News, California Mother Catches Bad Nanny on Camera (ABC News, Oct 15, 2014)

* ABC News, Undercover for Alleged Underage Prostitution Raid at Colombia Villa (ABC News, Oct 15, 2014)

* Rheana Murray, The Scary Ways Online Dating Can Go Wrong (ABC News, Oct 20, 2014)

* Whitney Fleming, 5 BS Excuses Parents Make for Mean Girls (Huffington Post, Oct 23, 2014)

* Primo Levi, Heartbreaking, Heroic Answers to the Most Common Questions He Was Asked About "Survival in Auschwitz" (New Republic, Oct 23, 2014)

* Rebecca Leber, For Women, the Internet Can Be a Scary Place (New Republic, Oct 24, 2014)

* Rafia Zakaria, Polygamy and Child Wives: Women's Rights Are Going in the Wrong Direction in Pakistan (New Republic, Oct 24, 2014)

* Nina Bahadur, 'Bye Felipe' Beautifully Calls Out Online Dating's Worst Guys (Huffington Post, Oct 30, 2014)

* Tara Fowler, Woman Finds Husband 9 Years After He Disappeared - Married to Another Woman (People, Nov 10, 2014)

* Brittany Wong, These 13 Stories About Discovering an Affair Are Heartbreaking (Huffington Post, Nov 24, 2014)

* Turkish Man Teasing Starving Children (picture)

* Nick Baumann, Jenna McLaughlin, Patrick Caldwell, & Mariah Blake, "Rectal Feeding," Threats to Children, and More: 16 Awful Abuses From the CIA Torture Report (Mother Jones, Dec 9, 2014)

* Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Rape Culture Everyone Ignores (The Week, Dec 9, 2014)

* Lindy West, What Happened When I Confronted My Cruellest Troll (The Guardian, Feb 2, 2015)

* Charlotte Laite, I Was the Maid of Honor For a Girl I Bullied Mercilessly (Time, Feb 2, 2015)

* Mary Stanton, From Selma to Sorrow (Southern Studies website, Mar 9, 2015) about the only white woman martyred whose name is on the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL

* Chris Mooney, The Science of Protecting People's Feelings: Why We Pretend All Opinions Are Equal (Washington Post, Mar 10, 2015)

* Monica Lewinsky, The Price of Shame (TED talk, Mar 20, 2015) about cyber-bullying

* Moment of Truth, Girl Ruins Her Marriage on Game Show (video, Mar 30, 2015)

* Dr. Phil, How a Social Media Post Led a Teen Into Sex Trafficking (Huffington Post, Apr 10, 2015)

* NBC News, Florida Sheriff: Beach Gang Rape Video is Disgusting, Sickening (NBC News, Apr 12, 2015)

* Martha C. White, Airplane Seat Swapping Turns Rough and Tumble (NY Times, Apr 13, 2015)

* Laurence Weinbaum, Confronting Chilling Truths About Poland's Wartime History (Washington Post, Apr 21, 2015)

* Ira Glass, Same Bed, Different Dreams (NPR, May 5, 2015) about feuding airlines stewardesses

* Donald Miller, How Do So Many Good People Get Away With Bad Things? (Storyline blog, May 11, 2015)

* Maureen Callahan, Inside the Bizarre Life of an Upper East Side Housewife (New York Post, May 24, 2015)

* Assune, Man Hires Hookers and His Own Daughters Show Up at Hotel (blog, May 20, 2015)

* Yvonne Abraham, Internet Has Driven Sex Industry Deeper Into Shadows (Boston Globe, Jul 15, 2015)

* Krebs On Security, Online Cheating Site AshleyMadison Hacked (KrebsOnSecurity blog, Jul 15, 2015)

* Heidi Priebe, Why Good People Ghost: The Rise Of A Dishonest Dating Culture (Thought Catalog, Aug 12, 2015)

* Ariana Eunjung Cha, In Graphic Detail, Medical Journal Describes 'Heavy Overtones' of Sexual Assault in Operating Room (Washington Post, Aug 18, 2015)

* Jose Pagliery, The Ashley-Madison Hack Ruined My Life (CNN, Aug 21, 2015)

* Tyler Kingkade, We Know One Way To Stop Sexual Assault, But Students Aren’t Doing It (Huffington Post, Sep 23, 2015) on bystanders who do nothing

* Yanan Wang, A Female Violinist Exposes 10 Years of Lewd, Fetishizing Messages from Men Online (Washington Post, Oct 21, 2015)

* Emily V. Gordon, Why Women Compete With Each Other (NY Times, Oct 31, 2015)

* Glynn Custred, Turning Anthropology from Science into Political Activism (John William Pope Center, Feb 17, 2016)

* Shahida Arabi, The Secret Language of Narcissists: How Abusers Manipulate their Victims (Elephant Journal, Mar 9, 2016)

* Gay Talese, The Voyeur's Motel (New Yorker, Apr 11, 2016) a man who bought a motel and filmed guests

* Claudia Lauer, Arkansas Judge Resigns After Nude Photos Of Defendants Found On Computer (Talking Points Memo, May 10, 2016)

* Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved with Women in Private (NY Times, May 14, 2016)

* Natasha Lennard and Adrian Parr, Our Crime Against the Planet, and Ourselves (NY Times, May 18, 2016)

* Hilary Hanson, How 3 Badass Women Stopped an Alleged Rape Attempt (Huffington Post, May 28, 2016)

* Adam Grant, Unless You're Oprah, 'Be Yourself' is Terrible Advice (NY Times, Jun 4, 2016)

* Shahida Arabi, 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use to Silence You (Thought Catalog, Jun 30, 2016)

* Brad Evans and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, When Law Is Not Justice (NY Times, Jul 13, 2016)

* Paul Barnwell, Students' Broken Moral Compasses (The Atlantic, Jul 25, 2016)

* Eve Tushnet, There is No Cure for Vice (The American Conservative, Jul 29, 2016) media portrayals of anti-heroes

* Neil Swidey, These Wealthy Neighbors Have Been At War for Nearly 25 Years (Boston Globe, Aug 10, 2016)

* Nora Caplan-Bricker, Flight Risk: Airlines Are Surprisingly Ill-Equipped to Handle Accusations of Sexual Assault on Their Planes (Slate, Aug 31, 2016)

* Gabriel Sherman, The Revenge of Roger’s Angels (NY Magazine, Sep 2, 2016)

* Brad Evans and Simona Forti, Who Is ‘Evil,’ and Who Is the Victim? (NY Times, Sep 16, 2016)

* Kayleigh Roberts, The Psychology of Victim-Blaming (The Atlantic, Oct 5, 2016) people want to believe the world is just, and bad things won't happen to them

* Lauren Varela, Brooke Dickens, Alika Keene, Haley Washburn, Emily Mosbacher, A Letter from the Harvard Women’s Soccer Team (NY Times, Nov 7, 2016)

* Sara Peters, Ex- Neo Nazis And Skinheads Share The Moment They Realized They Were Horribly Wrong (Knowable, Nov 16, 2016)

* Alan Mozes, Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study (US News & World Report, Nov 21, 2016)

* Rick Noack, 27% of Europeans Think Rape May Be Acceptable in Some Circumstances (Washington Post, Nov 29, 2016)

* Stephanie Sarkis, Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself (Psychology Today, Jan 22, 2017)

* Power of Positivity, 7 Signs Someone Is Trying to Psychologically Manipulate You (Power of Positivity)

* Mallory Ortberg, The Simplex Truth (Slate, Mar 6, 2017) a woman lied about a herpes test to get her boyfriend to confess infidelity

  

Institutional

* Wikipedia, Assyrian Genocide (wikipedia) by Ottoman Empire in 1915 against Assyrians, mostly Christians

* Wikipedia, Pontic Genocide (wikipedia) by Ottoman Empire in 1915 against Pontic Greeks, mostly Christians

* Wikipedia, Armenian Genocide (wikipedia) by Ottoman Empire in 1915 against Armenians, mostly Christians

* Wikipedia, Unit 731 (Wikipedia article) the biological and chemical research arm of the Imperial Japanese army which conducted human experiments

* Facing History and Ourselves (website)

* Our World in Data (website)

* DTJ (founded 2004) documenting crimes against children worldwide

* The Synesis Journal: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy

* John Gray, Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions

* Nicholson Baker, Why I'm a Pacifist: The Dangerous Myth of the Good War Before we blame God for the Holocaust, we need to read this article.

* Jerry Elmer, Ordinary Evil: Vietnam's History Reveals the Banality of Systemic Violence

* Philip Gourevitch, After the Genocide When a people murders up to a million fellow-countrymen, what does it mean to survive? (New Yorker Magazine, Dec 18, 1995)

* Paul Brown, Scientist "Killed Amazon Indians to Test Race Theory" (Guardian, Sep 23, 2000) and Emily Eaken, How Napolean Chagnon Became Our Most Controversial Anthropologist (NY Times Magazine, Feb 13, 2013)

* Jonathan V. Last, The Case for the Empire (Weekly Standard, May 16, 2002)

* BBC News, Market Crisis 'Will Happen Again' (BBC News, Sep 8, 2009) - an interview of Alan Greenspan, who blames human nature

* Jane Mayer, The Predator War What are the risks of the C.I.A.’s covert drone program? (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 26, 2009)

* Andrew Tavani, Inside The Mind of Madoff: NYT's Diana Henriques Discusses New Book 'Wizard Of Lies' (Huffington Post, Apr 26, 2011)

* Jake Halpern, Iceland's Big Thaw (NY Times, May 13, 2011)

* Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, Steven Pinker on the Alleged Decline of Violence (International Socialist Review) and full book (2012)

* Lia Mandelbaum, Hitler's Inspiration and Guide: The Native American Holocaust (Jewish Journal, Jun 18, 2013)

* Roger Berkowitz, Misreading 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' (NY Times, Jul 7, 2013)

* Kali Ma, Humanity in Flux: Would a Species that Recognizes its Own Worth Be Actively Destroying Itself? (The Hampton Institute, Dec 12, 2013)  

* Michael B Kelley, This World Map Shows Where Press Freedom Is Strongest And Weakest (Business Insider, Feb 12, 2014) 

* Who Pays Film, Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics (youtube video, Mar 4, 2014)

* John Gray, Captain America's Moral Philosophy (The New Republic, Apr 2, 2014)

* David Daley, "America as the No. 1 Warmonger: President Jimmy Carter Talks to Salon About Race, Cable News, "Slut-Shaming" and More (Salon, Apr 10, 2014)

* Graeme Wood, Hell is an Understatement: A Report from the Bloody, Crumbling Central African Republic (The New Republic, Apr 30, 2014)

* Daniel R. Schwarz, Do the Humanities Help Us Understand the World in Which We Live? (Huffington Post, May 2, 2014)

* NPR, Workers Dying in Qatar Ahead of 2022 World Cup (NPR, May 23, 2014)

* Maggie Zhang, 11 Psychological Tricks Restaurants Use to Make You Spend More Money (Business Insider, Jul 14, 2014)

* Mary Nichols, Maker Of Common Blood Thinner Pradaxa Withheld Critical Safety Data (Design & Trend, Jul 26, 2014)

* Shannon Whitehead, 5 Truths the Fast Fashion Industry Doesn't Want You to Know (Huffington Post, Aug 19, 2014)

* Radley Balko, How Municipalities in St. Louis County, MO Profit from Poverty (Washington Post, Sep 3, 2014)

* Paul Roberts, Instant Gratification: As the economy gets ever better at satisfying our immediate, self-serving needs, who is minding the future? (American Scholar, Sep 8, 2014)

* WBEZ, The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra (This American Life, Sep 26, 2014)

* Which Dictator Killed the Most People? (The Mind Unleashed, Oct 4, 2014)

* Sophie Kleeman, One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola (Mic, Oct 7, 2014)

* C.J. Chivers, The Secret Casualties of Iraq's Abandoned Chemical Weapons (NY Times, Oct 14, 2014)

* Adrian Chen, The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed (Wired, Oct 23, 2014)

* Michael Allen, Massacre in the Family: My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy (WSJ, Nov 24, 2014)

* Jane Mayer, Torture and the Truth: How Unthinkable Cruelty Became Official Policy, But Will It Spur Lasting Reform? (New Yorker Magazine, Dec 22, 2014)

* Charles Davis, America, Nation of Torturers: Stop Saying “This Isn’t Who We Are” — Here’s the Real Truth (Slate, Dec 16, 2014)

* Jack Cloherty and Pierre Thomas, Teens as Young as 13 Rescued From Super Bowl Sex Trafficking (ABC News, Jan 4, 2015)

* Deborah Becker and Shannon Dooling, Documentary Series Looks at Sex Trafficking in Boston (NPR, Jan 30, 2015)

* Gary Haugen, The Hidden Reason for Poverty - Violence (TED talk, Mar 2015)

* Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Raped on Campus? Don’t Trust Your College to Do the Right Thing (Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar 2, 2015)

* Chris Bohjalian, Why Does Turkey Continue to Deny Armenian Genocide? (Boston Globe, Mar 9, 2015)

* John Gray, Steven Pinker is Wrong About Violence and War (Guardian, Mar 13, 2015)

* Kevin Kruse, A Christian Nation? Since When? (NY Times, Mar 14, 2015) how U.S. corporations linked libertarian capitalism (anti-New-Deal) and Christianity from the 1930's

* Oliver Laughland, Guatemalans Deliberately Infected With STD's Sue Johns Hopkins University for $1bn (Guardian, Apr 2, 2015)

* Yuka Hayashi, Japan's Textbook Changes Get Failing Grade From Neighbors (Wall Street Journal, Apr 7, 2015)

* Frank Bruni, Best, Brightest - and Saddest? (NY Times, Apr 11, 2015)

* WGBH, My Lai (PBS/WGBH video)

* Brittany Wong, The 10 Most Dangerous Phrases in a Relationship (Huffington Post, May 13, 2015) and see "The Moment I Knew" below

* Rod Dreher, Heart of Darkness: War and the Things We Don't Talk About (The American Conservative, May, 19, 2015)

* Lance Armstrong, If You Didn't Gear Up, Hard to Stick Around (Dan Patrick Show, Jun 2, 2015) 

* Maria Konnikova, The Real Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment (New Yorker, Jun 12, 2015)

* James W. Lowren, Why Do People Believe the Myths About the Confederacy? Because Our Monuments and Textbooks Are Wrong (Washington Post, Jul 1, 2015) an example of when history was written by the losing South

* Adam B. Ellick and Nicholas Kristof, The Worst Atrocity You've Never Heard Of (NY Times, Jul 13, 2015) about the Nuba Mountains in Sudan

* Talal al-Khatib, Tobacco Companies Still Battling Smoking-Cancer Link (Seeker, Jul 17, 2015)

* Gabriel Sherman, How Roger Ailes Picked Trump, and Fox Viewers, Over Megyn Kelly (New York Magazine, Aug 11, 2015)

* Bill McKibben, Exxon's Climate Lie: 'No Corporation Has Ever Done Anything This Big or Bad' (Guardian, Oct 14, 2015)

* Paul Bloom, People Don't Actually Want Equality (The Atlantic, Oct 22, 2015)

* Lucius McMannis, Hacktivist Group Anonymous Promises To De-Hood 1,000 KKK Members (Addicting Info, Oct 27, 2015)

* Liz Kowalczyk and Patricia Wen, Why Didn't Anyone Stop Doctor Hardy? (Boston Globe, Dec 6, 2015)

* Hailey Wallace, The Man Who Killed Tamir Rice (Black Enterprise, Dec 30, 2015) citing emotional instability and systemic failure

* Georgina Kenyon, The Man Who Studies the Spread of Ignorance (BBC, Jan 6, 2016) about corporate efforts at spreading disinformation

* Sukjong Hong, The "Comfort Women Deal" Between South Korea and Japan: Six Alternative Views (Korea Expose, Feb 2, 2016)

* Glynn Custred, Turning Anthropology from Science into Political Activism (John William Pope Center, Feb 17, 2016)

* Sarah Kaplan, The Darker Link Between Ancient Human Sacrifice and Our Modern World (Washington Post, Apr 5, 2016)

* Tristan Harris, How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds—from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist (Medium, May 18, 2016)

* Daniel Marans, Trump Supports Cutting Social Security From A ‘Moral Standpoint:’ Report (Huffington Post, May 28, 2016) lack of transparency

* Liyan Qi, U.S. Schools Expelled 8,000 Chinese Students (Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2016)

* Steven Paulikas, How Should We Respond to ‘Evil’? (NY Times, Jun 27, 2016)

* John Oliver, Doping (Last Week Tonight, Jun 26, 2016)

* Lynsey Chutel, Germany Finally Apologizes for Its Other Genocide - More Than a Century Later (Quartz, Jul 16, 2016) and BBC Namibia, Namibia Genocide and the Second Reich (BBC video, 2004) 1 hr documentary

* William Astore, Why It's So Hard for Members of the Military to Speak Out (Tom Dispatch, Aug 11, 2016)

* NY Times Editorial Board, When Police Unions Impede Justice (NY Times, Sep 3, 2016)

* Om Malik, Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum (The New Yorker, Nov 28, 2016)

* Jonathan Chait, David Brooks and the Intellectual Collapse of the Center (New York Magazine, Nov 29, 2016)

* David A. Graham, The 'Comet Pizza' Gunman Provides a Glimpse of a Frightening Future (The Atlantic, Dec 5, 2016)

* Josh O'Connor, The Asian Holocaust Killed Twice As Many People As The Nazis Did (Dose, Jan 16, 2017)

* Pierre Keys, Alternative Facts in Bonhoeffer's Germany (Christian Century, Feb 15, 2017)

* Andrew Higgins, Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History (NY Times, Feb 26, 2017)

* Tim Harford, The Problem with Facts (Financial Times, Mar 9, 2017) how Big Tobacco promoted "agnosticism", how the Trump presidency follows that strategy

 

Law

* The Center for Public Integrity website

* Robert Jackall, Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers

* Rachel Maizes, Limited Liability Companies - A Critique (St. John's Law Review, Summer 1996)

* Philip Mattera, The Buck Doesn't Stop Here: The Spread of Limited Liability Companies (Corporate Research Project, Sep 2002)

* Dan Plesch and Stephanie Blankenburg, Corporate Rights and Responsibilities: Restoring Legal Accountability (paper, 2007)

* Seymour M. Hersh, Torture at Abu Ghraib American soldiers brutalized Iraqis. How far up does the responsibility go? (New Yorker Magazine, May 10, 2004)

* Larry Elliot, Plc: Prerogative of the Unaccountable Few: Adam Smith Argued for Free Trade and Self-Interest, But Not This Kind of Capitalism (The Guardian, Jul 8, 2007)

* Dan Plesch and Stephanie Blankenburg, How to Make Corporations Accountable (pamphlet, Jul 2008)

* David Harvey, The Crises of Capitalism: "Capitalism Never Solves Its Crises; It Moves Them Around Geographically" (video, Apr 26, 2010)

* Marie-Laure Djelic, When Limited Liability Was (Still) An Issue - Conflicting Mobilizations in Nineteenth Century England (paper, May 2010)

* Cambridge Journal of Economics, Corporate Accountability and Legal Liability: On the Future of Corporate Capitalism (Cambridge Journal of Economics, Sep 2010)

* Stephanie Blankenburg, Dan Plesch, and Frank Wilkinson, Limited Liability and the Modern Corporation in Theory and in Practice (Cambridge Journal of Economics, Sep 2010)

* Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (youtube video, Dec 15, 2010) 20 min interview

* Mariah Blake, The Ballot Cops (The Atlantic, Sep 19, 2012)

* John Steele Gordon, Reforming the Law (The American, Mar 19, 2013)

* Thomas B. Edsall, Making Money Off the Poor (NY Times blog, Sep 17, 2013)

* David Bentley Hart, Is, Ought, and Nature's Laws (First Things, Mar 2013; a rejection of 'natural law' without revelation)

* Brad Littlejohn, The Late, Great Natural Law Debate (blog, Mar 26, 2013)

* Mintz Group, Where the Bribes Are (Mintz Group, Jul 11, 2013)

* Susanne Posel, California Paid Doctors to Sterilize Female Inmates Without Approval (NSNBC, Jul 11, 2013)

* Economist, Wealthy Politicians in China vs. U.S. (The Economist, Sep 28, 2013)

* Phillip Martin, Underground Trade: Why Human Trafficking is Called Modern Day Slavery (Huffington Post, Oct 1, 2013)

* Jim Morris, Dwindling number of judges burdens workers (Center for Public Integrity, Dec 19, 2013)

* David Heath, Lauded public health researcher also worked for industry, revealing entanglements of science (Center for Public Integrity, Dec 20, 2013)

* Jonathan Councell, The Limits of Control: A Deeper Look into 'The Hobbit’s' Worldview (Charisma News, Dec 31, 2013)

* Jim Morris, Rising caseload, fewer Labor Department judges triggers painful mix for suffering laborers (Center for Public Integrity, Dec 19, 2013)

* Spencer Woodman, Wait, Are You Sure You Want to Plead Guilty? North Carolina’s bad plan to take lawyers away from poor people (Slate, Dec 23, 2013)

* Andy Crouch, No Jesus, No Justice (blog, Jan 9, 2014)

* Michael Beckel, Top U.S. Corporations Funneled $185 Million to Political Nonprofits (Center for Public Integrity, Jan 16, 2014)

* Noam Scheiber, The Case for Socialized Law: Inequity Has Bent American Justice; Here's a Radical Way to Fix It (The New Republic, Feb 3, 2014)

* Noam Chomsky, The Prerogatives of Power (Truthout, Feb 5, 2014)

* Celeste Fremon, The Downfall of Sheriff Baca (Los Angeles Magazine, Feb 26, 2014)

* Noam Chomsky, Security and State Power (Truthout, Mar 3, 2014)

* Erika Hayasaki, Life of a Police Officer: Medically and Psychologically Ruinous (The Atlantic, Mar 14, 2014)

* Eric Fuchs, A Du Pont Heir Was Given Probation For Raping His 3-Year-Old Daughter Because He Wouldn't 'Fare Well' In Prison (Business Insider, Mar 31, 2014)

* WNYC, 60 Legal Words That Blurred the Lines Between War and Peace (RadioLab, Apr 18, 2014) about legal language since 9/11/2001, and Barbara Lee (D-Oakland, CA) voting against war

* Alice Brennan and Dan Lieberman, Florida City's Stop and Frisk Nabs Thousands of Kids, Finds 5 Year Olds Suspicious (Fusion, May 9, 2014)

* PBS, United States of Secrets (PBS, May 13, 2014) about government surveillance

* Christopher Ingraham, What 60 Years of Political Gerrymandering Looks Like (Washington Post, May 21, 2014)

* Mark Puente, Undue Force (Baltimore Sun, Sep 28, 2014)

* Jennifer Gonnerman, Before the Law: A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life. (New Yorker, Oct 6, 2014)

* Alec Karakatsanis, Policing, Mass Imprisonment, and the Failure of America's Lawyers (Harvard Law Review, Apr 10, 2015)

* Jake Anderson, Ten Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to Be True (The Anti Media, May 18, 2015)

* Calvin Schermerhorn, Civil Rights Don't Always Stop Racism: The 1866 Memphis Massacre (The Atlantic, May 8, 2016)

* Jeff Jacoby, Two Movies China Desperately Wants to Hide (Boston Globe, Dec 4, 2016)

* Jonathan Chait, How Republicans Justify Unlimited Trump Corruption (New York Magazine, Dec 5, 2016)

* Andrew Higgins, Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History (NY Times, Feb 26, 2017)

 

 

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