Posts tagged "Harper’s"

What Almost Everyone Else Believes

From "Which Way Madness Lies" by Rachel Aviv in the December issue of Harper's magazine (subscription):
[Doctors] have to identify delusions before the patient really believes in them.  When does a strong idea take on a pathological flavor?  How does a metaphysical crisis morph into a medical one?  At what point does our interpretation of...

Clock Watchers

The “Readings” section of the Harper’s February edition points The Revealer toward this peculiar prayer: Father God, we ask your blessings on our economic world: Bless those in governments and banks…. Give them an understanding of economic forces and the mechanics of wealth creation; that they may produce laws and regulation which give freedom for people to create wealth....