Below are posts I’ve written on social problems such as poverty, inequality, racism, sexism and violence. I’ve added columns on social progress and Noam Chomsky, too. Please inform me about missing stories, broken links or other issues.—John Horgan


Revolt against the Rich

Is Nuclear War the Only Cure for Inequality?

Education Isn't Helping Americans Overcome Deepening Inequality

Dear Occupy Wall Street: Read Jeffrey Sachs!


Darwin Was Sexist, and So Are Many Modern Scientists

Do Women Want to be Oppressed?

Google Engineer Fired for Sexist Memo Isn’t a Hero


Should Research on Race and IQ Be Banned?

My Problem with “Taboo” Behavioral Genetics? The Science Stinks!

Quest for Intelligence Genes Turns Out More Dubious Results

Have Researchers Really Discovered Any Genes for Behavior?

Defending Stephen Jay Gould’s Crusade Against Biological Determinism


How Christian Homophobes Misuse my “Gay Gene” Report

Bizarre Brain-Implant Experiment Sought to “Cure” Homosexuality


Dear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Please Work to End War

Dear Anti-Trump Protestors, Please Renounce Violence

Antiwar Movement Spreads among Tech Workers

Selma’s Timely--and Empirically Sound—Message on Nonviolence.

Lax U.S. Gun Controls Pose a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

California Shootings Expose Need for More Gun Control, Not Counterterrorism.

How Many Massacres Will It Take for Gutless Politicians to Stand Up to Gun Nuts?

A Modest Proposal for Curbing Homicides: Socialism.

Meta-Post: Horgan Posts on War and Peace


Yes, Trump Is Scary, but Don't Lose Faith in Progress

Why You Should Choose Optimism

Visions of a Better World

In Defense of Wishful Thinking

E.O. Wilson's Thrilling Prophecy of "Paradise" on Earth


Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies "Criminally Insane"

Noam Chomsky Is So Anti-Establishment He Disses Himself

Advice to Young Science Writers: Ask “What Would Chomsky Think?