Under the rug

Emily Oster, an economist who teaches at Brown University, generated a social media storm last week after she suggested it was time for a “pandemic amnesty”. The Atlantic article she wrote argues that because we were all “in the dark”, no one could be expected to have known what was right. “In the face of so much uncertainty, getting… Read More Under the rug

Surprised by forgiveness

As the church year flowed into the season of Lent, we remembered a long essay, written last year in Comment magazine. Writer Joseph Keegin details his journey, searching for a way to forgive his belligerent and abusive father. After pouring through Greek philosophers, Stoics and even Eastern religions, Keegin concluded that theories about forgiveness always involved selfish motivations.… Read More Surprised by forgiveness