Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Violence

Camels and Gnats, Terrorists and Refugees

One afternoon a young scholar toiled away on his PhD dissertation at a top American university’s Poverty Research Center. A poor person walked in. He’d seen the sign on the building and figured it was a place to get help. No one in the Poverty Research Center knew what to do except call security on him. Arthur Brooks tells that story in his book The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America . There in the Poverty Research Center wannabe wonks and social... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 15 | 0 comments
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The Violent Bear It Away

How would you answer the email below? It’s the Faith in Memphis question of this week: “Sunday’s tragic mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, coming just a few days after the tragic mass shooting at the theater in Colorado, continues a deeply disturbing American trend. “Since 1976, the U.S. has averaged 20 mass shootings a year – including 30 in 2003. “Why is America such a violent place? Why are we experiencing so many mass shootings? Is this sort of tragedy embedded in... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 8 | 0 comments
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