Reimagining Satan as Trickster

Reimagining Satan as Trickster

Halloween is just around the corner. As I decorate my house with hideous diabolical symbols, my thoughts return to a book historian Albert Hernandez and myself wrote a few years back, titled “The Quest for the Historical Satan.” Śātān appears nine times in the Hebrew...
Killing Capitalism

Killing Capitalism

Capitalism is devouring itself. The greatest threat to entrepreneurship is the savage neoliberal global economic order which has developed.  No longer does financial opportunity exist for the one who builds a better mousetrap. Our current neoliberal order suffocates...
A Violent Tale of Two Cities

A Violent Tale of Two Cities

The day after I flew out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Hamas fired more than 2,000 missiles into Israel from the Gaza strip. Israel responded unmercifully.  Hundreds are dead, thousands wounded. These numbers are expected to rise as Israeli Prime Minister...
Domestic Tranquility for Whom?

Domestic Tranquility for Whom?

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility…” These 19 words enshrined at the start of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution provide a vision for a republic yet established. They offered a new...