I’m worried about the University of Colorado, the school where I earned my doctorate. Last night, in one of the more controversial moves in some time, the CU Board of Regents elected Bruce Benson to be the university’s new president. The 6-3 vote fell along party lines and marked the first time in nearly 35 […]
Everyday life, supersaturated with images and jingles, makes intellectual life look hopelessly sluggish, burdensome, difficult. In a video-game world, the play of intellect — the search for validity, the willingness to entertain many hypotheses, the respect for difficulty, the resistance to hasty conclusions — has the look of retardation. – Todd Gitlin Maybe it’s our […]
by JS O’Brien Drake Bennett’s piece in the Boston Globe provides a fascinating look at stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, and howÂ they differ between race and gender.Â He also suggests that age may trump them both in the upcoming election. And we thought the US electorate voted on issues, didn’t we?