In this episode, our editor in chief, I.J. Makan, talks to editor, Amos Dowber, about the importance of tradition in communicating knowledge, tradition vs traditionalism, the middle eastern sources of "Western culture," political violence, and the political co-opting of religion.
Candice Malcolm is the founder and editor and chief of True North, an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan organization that conducts research and investigative journalism into important public issues in Canada. She is an author, an investigative journalist, and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Toronto Sun.
Is there a human nature? This question has been answered in various ways over the course of history. Some individuals believe that what makes us human is our DNA or our biological characteristics. Other individuals believe that humanity is a social construct – we are human because we engage in human activities in society.