From the Editors

The Century’s take on the issues of the day

Empathy for the demagogue

On July 13, Trump’s human vulnerability was palpable. The threat he poses to democracy remained as real as ever.

Climate catastrophe is here

Swaths of US land are becoming uninsurable, even uninhabitable.

A crushing lack of humanity

Both Apple’s “Crush” ad and Catholic Answers’ AI priest alarmed people. There’s some hope in that reaction.

Gathering for good

On a Copenhagen street, emergency responders and passersby formed a spontaneous community.

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