Although humanity is experiencing a disaster of global proportions during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have no choice but to look to the future and work to ensure that things get better on many fronts, says Leader Joe Chuman in his May 3 platform.Full Platform Address
Tribalism, the enormous wealth gap in our society, and social isolation make people more prone to demagogic appeals to scapegoating as a malignant way to spur solidarity among the alienated.Read More
For some, the erosion of traditional moorings that have sustained our political environment is manifested in personal anger, anxiety, and despair. But despair cannot be an end point. In the Jan. 5 platform address, Joe Chuman will discuss prescriptive actions.Read More
In his talk “What is Democracy and How Can We Reclaim It?”, Prof. Michael Thompson of William Paterson University took his audience back to a special time and place in history–Athens in 508 BC. He described the formation of the first democracy recorded in history, and democracy’s essential attributes.
By Dr. Joseph Chuman Reason is a value that Ethical Culture prizes most highly. That reason is a good seems self-evident. Yet reason is receiving a lot of battering these days and the consequences are ominous. On the personal level, abandon reason and we descend into a surrealist, Alice-in-Wonderland realm. We need reason to order […]
By Dr. Joseph Chuman It seems as if Donald Trump is digging his base deeper but no wider. The Democratic constituency, by contrast, has become increasingly diverse. Over 87 percent of Republicans are white, while minorities, racial and ethnic, are finding a home in the Democratic Party. Moreover, 56 percent of women identify as Democrats, […]