Where’s the beef? It’s with Uncle Sam

The coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and animal cruelty in industrial agriculture – all are contributing to a growing awareness that something is amiss in our relationship with animals. Meat alternatives have never been more popular. But at the same time, there are enormous headwinds which keep meat on our plates – cultural, political, even ideasContinue reading “Where’s the beef? It’s with Uncle Sam”

American exceptionalism

Americans have always liked to believe that their country is special – or, as the phrase goes, exceptional. And as a consequence of believing that their country is exceptional, many Americans have also believed that it has a uniquely uplifting and moral role to play in international affairs. But in Donald Trump, America has had aContinue reading “American exceptionalism”