Author John Evans

Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 25, 2021

Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Whether you knew you were doing it or not, in that explosive conversation you were employing an ancient mode of reasoning...

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The Different Shades of White Supremacy

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 12, 2021

The Different Shades of White Supremacy

It can be comforting and comfortable to share the same private snickers and public derisions as one’s friends about everything...

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“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

In 1944, a courageous band of artists at the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt cobbled together a play inspired by the...

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Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Media & Ethics

January 2, 2021

Vox’s “Cult-Obsessed” Aja Romano Spews Hate-by-Association Bigotry

Romano joins the unholy pantheon of scribes who could care less about the real people she’s hurting, as long as she’s...

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An Egyptian and an Israeli—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Tolerance

December 17, 2020

An Egyptian and an Israeli—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Egyptian media, live and online, pounced on the show of fellowship as inappropriate, seditious and treasonous, calling for...

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Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 16, 2020

Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

They know what she sees as she peers out that window. She sees into their hearts as only an innocent can see. “In spite...

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What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 11, 2020

What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research compiled a recent report based on an EU survey of more than 2,700 Jewish Europeans...

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Hillary Kelly Should Maybe Talk To Someone

Media & Ethics

October 15, 2020

Hillary Kelly Should Maybe Talk To Someone

Possibly there should have been a separate back entrance to the Whole Foods, labeled “Scientologists Only.” Possibly,...

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“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 22, 2020

“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Yes, chatty little “everyone-knows” assertions can develop into virulent violent acts of rage with the turn of a page,...

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Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Media & Ethics

June 12, 2020

Lights! Camera! Death!—A&E’s Role in Ending the Life of Javier Ambler

Juvenal, the ancient Roman poet, had a phrase for it: “Bread and circuses.” By that he meant keep the rabble distracted...

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The Triumph of the Irish-American People Over Religious Bigotry

The Triumph of the Irish-American People Over Religious Bigotry

The fear and suspicion of the sudden influx of foreigners in general and Irish-Catholics in particular spawned a political...

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Contagion of Faith

Religious Freedom

April 1, 2020

Contagion of Faith

And now just a few short weeks later, all of us suddenly find ourselves searching for faith elsewhere than where the signs...

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Theophobia 101, Part II: Theophobia Goes Global

Religious Literacy

February 7, 2020

Theophobia 101, Part II: Theophobia Goes Global

Well, is religion that dangerous or irrelevant? Should we consider being evangelical about the gospel of Nothingness? Shall...

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The Odyssey of the Soul, for When You Need Reassurance

Religious Literacy

December 29, 2019

The Odyssey of the Soul, for When You Need Reassurance

There’s a Jewish legend about what happens to us before we are born. An Angel appears and introduces us to all the high...

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Theophobia, Part I: Why a Hatred of Religion?

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 30, 2019

Theophobia, Part I: Why a Hatred of Religion?

Religion has been in an international statistical decline. The religiously unaffiliated, otherwise known as "nones," are growing...

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Anti-Semitism 101, Part 2: <br />Modern Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism 101, Part 2:
Modern Anti-Semitism

Old lies die hard. A recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League revealed that 13 percent believe that “Jews are more likely...

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Anti-Semitism 101, Part 1: The Roots of the Movement

Anti-Semitism 101, Part 1: The Roots of the Movement

The Jews, then, were set apart in the ancient world, a factor that worked both for them—preserving a unique and imperishable...

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“Not in Our Town”—The Miracle of Magic City

“Not in Our Town”—The Miracle of Magic City

That night, six more homes with menorahs, along with a Methodist church donning the same, were vandalized. But more menorahs...

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