Prisoner’s Dilemma-Explained by 22-Year Old Me

For some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot about Prisoner’s Dilemma lately. Maybe it’s because of all this talk about the threats from North Korea (although, we cannot assume little Kim Jong-un is rational), or maybe it is simply because I really miss my political theory and philosophy classes and discussions. Either way, I dug…

The Beauty of Difference

While I was out in LA a few weeks ago attending a Writers Studio novel writing class at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, I met a woman, also attending the class, who is Jewish and originally from Iran. She has lived in LA for much of her life, after deciding to stay in the US…