Explore The Chronicle’s interactive The Science of Hatred
What makes humans capable of horrific violence? Why do we deny atrocities in the face of overwhelming evidence? A small group of psychologists say they are moving toward answers. Is anyone listening?
Joe Fruscione has been trying for years to land a tenure-track faculty job, without success. Now he’s on the verge of giving up. “Enough is gonna be enough when I realize that my chances are sort of dried up to get a full-time position, and that’s when I know I’m done.” The promise and challenges of a new career outside academe are exciting, he says. But he’ll always wonder if all the years he has spent chasing a dream have been wasted.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted our Chronicle Review covers. Here are the last several. You can read the cover stories here:
Why Can’t Science and the Humanities Get Along? by David A. Hollinger
Who’s a Genius Now? by Darrin M. McMahon
The Would-Be Philosopher King by Evan R. Goldstein
The Battle for the Soul of Conservation by Paul Voosen
The American Police State by Marc Parry
From this week’s Big Picture:
At a presentation organized by the U. of Lyon III and the Catholic U. of Lyon, and attended by officials of the French government, a recipient carries a “certificate of secular knowledge.” The government is trying hard to promote secularism as a guarantee of religious freedom for all. (Robert Pratta, Reuters)
"As Oceans Rise, Scientists Work Toward Consensus: Behind the scenes of the U.N.’s latest climate-change report" Read the story here.
From this week’s Big Picture…
Competitors from Queensland U. of Technology position their solar-powered vehicle to catch the first rays in the 2013 World Solar Challenge, a race of almost 2,000 miles across Australia, from Darwin to Adelaide. (Mark Kolbe, Getty Images)
Have a look at the last four issues of The Chronicle Review.