FROM Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger on the Human Urge to Be Part of a 'Tribe' Most of us in the modern world don’t have to worry about starvation or invading armies. We don’t need to be part of a tribe in order to survive and we don’t need to sacrifice for the common good. Could that be why there are so many problems in American society, from school shootings to drug addiction to PTSD? That’s the idea in a new book by Sebastian Junger called, “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.” Junger has been a foreign correspondent and has written a lot about combat and adversity; and in Tribe, he writes that combat and adversity can actually be good things – they can knit people together and give them a sense of purpose and comfort.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.