James A. Haught
James A. Haught is the editor of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia.
Articles by this author
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Enlightenment Keeps on Winning
If you study history, you’ll see episodes that changed civilization. For example, in Ancient Greece, for the first time, bright thinkers sought natural explanations for the world around them, instead of believing that phenomena were caused by gods and spirits. This started the science-versus-...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Tide of History Flows Left
One of my history-minded friends has a long-range political view summed up in three words: Liberals always win. Complex social struggles may take centuries or decades, he says, but they eventually bring victory for human rights, more democratic liberties and other progressive goals. Look how long...