As Dr David Baltimore rose to speak a smoke and thunder of voices rattled the doors at the back of the Great Hall at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Protestors […]
Marketing “Junk Education” – to sell teaching software of dubious worth, don’t talk to faculty experts, talk to their bosses…
Want to know how the academy, the bastion of learning and thought, works these days? Read on: A top administrator goes to a conference – often hosted by – and certainly feted […]
Our much-beloved senior senator from the state of Massachusetts is stumping for a massive No Child Left Untested Behind re-up, and we ought to all be concerned. As the footer to the […]
This week the Texas Republican Party “accidentally” included opposition to critical thinking in its education platform that will be in effect until 2014. Under the topic of “Educating Our Children” is this […]
Kevin Passmore’s definition of fascism has ten characteristics split across five main areas. Donald matches or partially matches all of the characteristics.
Historian Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism – palingenesis, populism, and ultranationalism – is deceptively simple. There are literally hundreds of examples of things that Donald has done since he took office that support each of the three main points of Griffin’s definition.
Since taking office, Donald has become noticeably more fascist (in an authentic 1930’s, Benito Mussolini way), at least according to the characteristics that historian of fascism Stanley G. Payne researched and described.
Part 5 of a series… “The bureaucracy is a dehumanizing place in which to work and by which to be serviced. The main reason we think of McDonaldization as irrational, and ultimately unreasonable, […]
There’s no gentle way to put this: the best thing Constance Fenimore Woolson could have done for her writing career was keep the hell away from Henry James…. As I mentioned a […]
The Republican presidential candidates’ debate last night was the most cynical two hours of campaigning I’ve ever heard—and I’m not referring to policies or proposals raised by any of the candidates. I’m […]