Maarten Boudry

Maarten Boudry

False Humility Will Not Save the Planet

False Humility Will Not Save the Planet

At the root of our climate problem, writes Pope Francis in his ecological encyclical Laudato Si, lies our human pride and arrogance: “The misuse of creation begins when we no longer recognize any higher instance than ourselves, when we see nothing else but ourselves.” Coming from a Catholic Pope,

Maarten Boudry
Maarten Boudry
Activism
Four Flavors of Doom: A Taxonomy of Contemporary Pessimism

Four Flavors of Doom: A Taxonomy of Contemporary Pessimism

In his short, provocative book Has the West Lost It?, the Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani identifies a curious paradox. In many respects, the world has never been in better shape than today. People live longer, healthier, more peaceful, and safer lives than at any previous time in history. According to

Maarten Boudry
Maarten Boudry
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"Liberals Have Compromised on Their Own Values": An Interview with Ali A. Rizvi

"Liberals Have Compromised on Their Own Values": An Interview with Ali A. Rizvi

The Pakistani-Canadian writer Ali Rizvi is a fierce critic of Islam, the religion in which he grew up. But unlike many other critics who maintain that Islam is inherently incapable of modernization, and that the Muslim world is sliding ever further into backwardness and fundamentalism, Rizvi is refreshingly optimistic about

Maarten Boudry
Maarten Boudry
Religion