Our mortal inability to adequately fathom others with subtlety and humility: this is our universal tragedy.
Leah Hager Cohen
Leah Hager Cohen has written five novels and five works of nonfiction. Her book, “I Don’t Know,” was inspired by an essay she wrote for Cognoscenti. She is the Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross and teaches at Lesley University’s MFA in creative writing program.
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The rationale behind Elliot Rodger’s alleged killing spree amplify the toxic ideals of masculinity that pervade our society.
The experience taught them to look beyond the reductive thinking that labels tend to foster.
During the manhunt for the Marathon bombing suspects, people in and around Boston were told to “shelter in place.” Leah Hager Cohen recalls the strangeness of it all.
Skipping a day of school now and then is actually good for kids, says Leah Hager Cohen. Not just for their spirits, but for their education, too.
What happens when you say “I don’t know”? You never know.
Invigorated by the debate sparked by her recent piece, Leah Hager Cohen continues the conversation evolved by her commenters.
The stumbling block for me is that we’re talking about the one arena in which the notion of equity simply does not compute.
I’m hooked not on the reward — but on the anticipation that precedes it.
Allow yourself to have a visceral reaction. To simply feel whatever you are feeling is an important first response.
O Tannenbaum: A look at its meanings and its perennially controversial status in the public square – and, sometimes, in the privacy of our homes too.
Too often we fear uttering these words, convinced that doing so will diminish us, will undermine our status and block our advancement.