As my tired eyes close for sleep, the book on my night table mocks me. It’s the biography of Arthur Koestler, who dabbled in Zionism, joined and fled Communism, fought Nazism, researched ways to curb violence, and–I mean, when did he sleep? Incredible man. It’s by Michael Scammel: Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic.
Allan Luks directs the Center for Nonprofit Leaders at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. His most recent book is The Healing Power of Doing Good.