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?
In nineteen-fifty-nine, America suffered its first casualties in the Vietnam War, the microchip was invented, and Motown was about to change American music. How the events of that year laid the foundation for free-love, political protests, and the rise of new art-forms.
- Fred Kaplan writes the "War Stories" column in Slate.com, contributes frequently to the "New York Times," and blogs for "Stereophile." A Pulitzer-Prize winning former "Boston Globe" reporter, he is also the author of "Daydream Believers."
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