The Aurora Shooting

In the aftermath of the Aurora shootings that have loomed so large on the national scene over the past week, it seemed worth highlighting some of the tragic evening’s acts of heroism. Though the writer seems to see these actions as almost paradoxical – that men who have largely been removed from their role as … Read more

Five Minutes of Heaven

Stories about revenge and forgiveness are not new to Hollywood, though the stories about forgiveness are rarer. Still, even among these movies Liam Neeson’s little-known film Five Minutes of Heaven stands out. As seems to be typical of Liam Neeson’s films, the violence involved is of a realistic and brutal nature (so be warned), and the language … Read more

Lessons from the London Riots

In the wake of the recent London riots, many questions are left unanswered.  One, argues Jonathan Sacks, is not: What can we learn? “Much can and must be done by governments, but they cannot of themselves change lives,” argues Sacks, “Governments cannot make marriages or turn feckless individuals into responsible citizens. That needs another kind of … Read more