Muhammad Ali and the Military Draft

Muhammad Ali and the Military Draft

“If the state may force a man to risk death or hideous maiming and crippling, in a war declared at the state’s discretion, for a cause he may neither approve of nor even understand, if his consent is not required to send him into unspeakable martyrdom—then, in principle, all rights are negated in that state, and its government is not man’s protector any longer. What else is there left to protect?”

Fear of Aging

Fear of Aging

Q: I’m terribly afraid of aging. I’m only in my forties, but I think about it a lot. Is there anything you can do to help? A: You’re aging — we’re all aging — from the minute we’re born. Ruminating about something over which...