Monday, October 21, 2019

Bring on ideas

Tulsi Gabbard has been blocked from the September debates.  She needs help. Bernie Sanders is fighting the corrupt media, day and...

The struggle for peace in Afghanistan: Is community engagement the key?

I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group...

A Review of Marcelo Gullo’s book: “International Relations: A Critical Theory from the South...

The book: “Relaciones internacionales: Una teoría crítica desde la periferia sudamericana” (International Relations: a Critical Theory from the South American periphery) contains...

You don’t need a weatherman…

Taken from one of Bob Dylan's songs, Subterranean Homesick Blues, this lyric "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"...

What we are missing

It is summer, I’m a teacher, nearly unpaid, and have the gift of prep time for fall classes. I’m also being indulgent...

The Importance of Public Education

“The proper focus of authentic education is not ingestion and disgorgement of information like trained seals clapping their flippers on command but a process of development that leads to critical thinking and life-long learning skills.”

The tool

Vladimir Putin, having helped install Trump, is categorically enjoying the fruits of those labors, with an America much more divided and hating...

The Social Consequences of Injustice

“A society cannot long exist without truth which is the bedrock of justice, it cannot long live a lie.”

6 causes you should care about right now

The following are examples of some of the most worthwhile causes out there.

Norvergence: Climate change fueled Syria’s civil war

“Until now the main cause of civil war is a wealth of the nation in few men hands but Syria showed us...