A Newspaper Columnist Asks “Why” Around the World

From a Times Insider column by John Otis headlined “A Columnist Asking ‘Why’ Around the World”:

Amanda Taub, a human rights lawyer-turned-journalist, comes from a family of engineers. Their knack for detail and analysis, unsurprisingly, rubbed off on her.

“It definitely affected my worldview,” Ms. Taub said. “The idea that there are systems in the way things work, and you want to kind of take it apart and figure out how everything fits together, and then put it back together again and make it work the way you want.”