When Dr. Lisa Littman, an ob-gyn turned health researcher, heard about a large number of teenage girls from her small hometown identifying as transgender she became curious. Why was this suddenly happening? And why were they all from the same friend groups?
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden has been described as “the most significant children’s book of the 20th century.” First published in 1911, after being serialised in The American Magazine, it was dismissed by one critic at the time as simple and lacking “plenty of excitement”. The novel is, in fact, a sensitive and complex […]
A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times published a scathing article on how the pandemic was handled in Belgian nursing homes, focusing on instances where elderly were declined hospitalisation despite the fact that intensive care beds remained available. Refusing hospital care to nursing home residents was never the official policy, a fact also acknowledged by […]
The debate over the merits of private schools versus public schools tends to revolve around their relative success in boosting test scores, graduation rates, and college admissions. Which are more successful in giving children the skills they need to thrive in today’s economy? Utilitarian questions like these frame most contemporary discussions of the value of […]