Michel de Montaigne

Shakespeare Was an Epicurean
July 11, 2014

Tracing the Bard’s debt to the French essayist Michel de Montaigne.

The Abolition Of Torture
December 19, 2005

Why is torture wrong? It may seem like an obvious question, or even one beneath discussion. But it is now inescapably before us, with the introduction of the McCain Amendment banning all "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment" of detainees by American soldiers and CIA operatives anywhere in the world. The amendment lies in legislative limbo.