Somewhat surprisingly, a national security agency of dubious achievement has elicited little criticism on campus from the same type of people who protest the Pentagon with far less cause.
Monthly Archives For July 2007
In one of the many ironic twists and turns of life on Capitol Hill, the failure to pass amnesty for illegal aliens in Congress may have been the catalyst for the latest attempt by the Democratic majority there to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.
One of the ironies in post-9/11 America is that the rush to defend Islamic extremists on campus and off leaves the mostly moderate Muslim population in the United States virtually invisible.
Sir Winston Churchill may have been voted the best Briton ever, but if a national curriculum proposal is approved the former Prime Minister will be relegated to the dust bin of history as he will be removed from a list of figures that secondary school children must learn about in Great Britain.
If you are really serious about Middle East Studies, you should look outside of academia to make such a study.
A library featuring the personal
papers of anti-communist hero Whittaker Chambers will be opened on the site of
When academics leave their Ivory Cocoon to share their thoughts with the rest of us, these forays show them to be so out of sync with reality that we can see why they usually keep their ruminations in the classroom where they can become make-or-break test questions or term papers.
Is the “rational American voter” just a passing myth? Dr. Bryan Caplan, an economist at George Mason University, thinks that voter “irrationality” is widespread throughout democratic America, and contributes to the cleft in opinion between the general public and educated economists on the subject of free trade.
Should you notice a disconnect between the southerners that you meet and the American South that you hear about, your personal impressions are probably more accurate than the analysis you may get from media and academic types.
If you think that political science no longer refers exclusively to a course on government, you might be onto something.