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Introduction to Feminist Fiction

, Vani Murthy

Students signing up for an Introduction to Fiction course at Purdue University expecting to experience Hemingway might find themselves surprised to be watching a movie noted mostly for its nudity.

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Politically Incorrect Reading

, Brendan Conway

Decades of teaching in colleges and universities and exposure to alleged history textbooks such as the California-approved Rereading America led Dr. George Zilbergeld to compose his own textbook, audaciously entitled A Reader for the Politically Incorrect.

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Policing The Language

, Anna M. Frederick

In her book The Language Police, Diane Ravitch opens our eyes to the world behind school textbooks, a world ruled by censorship and dictated by the demands of interest groups.

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Recent Articles

FREE SPEECH, AFTER TUCSON

, Deborah Lambert

While many in the mainstream press wasted no time in blaming conservatives for creating a climate of incivility that led to the tragedy in Tucson, a leading academic, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau also stepped up to the plate several days after the event to blame what he called the “climate” of speech in Arizona for the shooting.

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IPAD NATION

, Deborah Lambert

The latest teaching tool to show up in America’s classrooms is the Apple iPad, a product that many educators seem to view as the magic potion that will ignite a lifetime of learning for our nation’s students.

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Breaking the Code

, Malcolm A. Kline

“Pragmatism is the magic word to describe what liberals want, but do not want to argue for.”— University of Virginia professor of politics James W. Ceaser

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China: Enter the Dragon

, Richard Thornburgh

October’s East Asian Summit, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, offered hope of a peaceful integration of the rising Chinese hegemony into Southeast Asia’s governing community.

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Striking Oil

, Richard Thornburgh

Taxing the oil industry and refusing access to important U.S. shale reserves would drive up both the Federal government’s debt and the U.S. unemployment rate, according to Kyle Isakower of the American Petroleum Institute.

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