Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, shows us a world where women’s roles can change overnight as might soon be the case in Turkey. Tayyip Erdogan, his power rooted in the conservative Islamist AK Party, has recently managed constitutional changes that make him a near
In her review of two new books*, Laura Kipnis discusses the distinction between guilt and shame. (“The Deep, Dark, Ugly Thing,” by Laura Kipnis, Harper’s, May 2015, pg. 93) Guilt is an internal standard of personal values. Shame results from a violation of group standards.