A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
A look back at one of Diane’s favorite Readers’ Reviews – a discussion of E.B. White’s children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web.”
- Michael Patrick Hearn author
- Susan Richards Shreve author of 12 novels, 26 books for children, co-editor of five anthologies, and professor at George Mason University.
- Ronald Goldfarb attorney, author, and literary agent.
- Maria Mudd Ruth author of more than a dozen books on natural history topics and former researcher and writer for The National Geographic Society and editor of Traveler magazine.
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