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Tucker Lieberman standing by a small waterfall at Quebrada la Vieja in Bogotá, Colombia. 5 December 2020

Pleased to meet you!

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and I lived in the Boston area until my late 30s. Stuff I have done:

  • got degrees in philosophy and journalism
  • worked for an investment company for a decade
  • trained as a life coach with (and for) gay men
  • co-organized a transgender-inclusive open mic…

If you know someone who doesn’t know, show them this.

Everyone knows that Fox News talk show host Tucker Carlson is an opponent of LGBT people. Not only does he oppose policy initiatives in the United States that uphold the rights of LGBT people, but he is also interpersonally disrespectful toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

But what if…

An important story of religious violence one hundred years ago

Book cover: Smyrna, September 1922 by Lou Ureneck

Lou Ureneck’s book Smyrna, September 1922: The American Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide details the genocide against the Armenians, with emphasis on the political situation. The genocide culminated in the burning of Smyrna.

Below are brief highlights of the political narrative as presented in the…

‘The Riddle of the Labyrinth’ by Margalit Fox, on deciphering the Linear B script

Book cover: The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox

Margalit Fox‘s 2013 book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code, reveals the history of an American woman, Alice Kober, whose work in the 1940s was crucial to deciphering an ancient Greek script and whose contributions in this area were not previously recognized.

What Is the ‘Linear B’ Script?

In 1900…

Nackey Scripps Loeb, Roger Ailes, and Newt Gingrich

Do you recognize the names of Nackey Scripps Loeb, Roger Ailes, and Newt Gingrich? Their stories expose different elements of the question of objectivity in media.

Nackey Scripps Loeb

Book cover: Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper That Shook the Republican Party by Meg Heckman

Meg Heckman’s 2020 book Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper That Shook the Republican Party tells the story of an important 20th-century…

Five takeaways from Rebecca Solnit’s ‘Hope in the Dark’

Book cover: HOPE IN THE DARK: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, by Rebecca Solnit

Let me share a little bit about Rebecca Solnit’s popular book Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, and then I’ll tell you my five takeaways.

What She Says in her Foreword

“I wrote this book in 2003 and early 2004 to make the case for hope,” Solnit says in her Foreword to the Third…

The 2014 book ‘On Immunity’ by Eula Biss

Detail from the book cover of ‘On Immunity’. It is a portrait of a woman bending down, from the 17th-century Rubens oil painting ‘Achilles Dipped Into the River Styx.’

On Immunity is a philosophical and personal reflection on the human immune system and on vaccination against serious diseases. Written by Eula Biss, it was published by Graywolf in 2014, years before COVID appeared. The book is more backward-looking than predictive, as it focuses on the history of vaccination.

A new book by Ben Rhodes: ‘After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made’

Book cover: After the Fall by Ben Rhodes

“To be born American in the late twentieth century,” Ben Rhodes writes in his 2021 book After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made,was to take the fact of a particular kind of American exceptionalism as granted — a state of nature arrived at after all else…

Toward a new epistemology that recognizes sex and gender diversity

Book cover: Yo soy el monstruo que os habla, by Paul B. Preciado

In 2019, the Spanish philosopher Paul B. Preciado prepared a talk for l’École de la Cause Freudienne, a French member organization of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. At the event, standing before 3,500 psychoanalysts, he asked if anyone else was gay, trans, or nonbinary, and no one raised their hands…

‘Under The Sky We Make’ by Kimberly Nicholas


Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World is a new book about coping psychologically with the reality of climate change. Global sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas puts big scientific concepts into manageable language, balancing realism and hope. …

Tucker Lieberman

Writing on dignity, democracy, and truth. Author: ‘Ten Past Noon: Focus and Fate at Forty’

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