Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government, all encouraging developments.
There are words bandied about that are being misused – words like ‘socialism,’ words like ‘communism,’ words like ‘fascism.
Civility is not about dousing strongly held views. It’s about making sure that people are willing to respect other perspectives.
The arts and humanities are vastly more important in troubled times.
The majority of U.S. high school students don’t know within 50 years when the Civil War occurred.
History provides a sense of where we’ve been and lessons that can be taken forward.
I am appalled by the notion of cultural wars.
Drawing on President Bush’s reform plan, which would allow citizens to transfer part of their Social Security contributions into personal accounts, an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change.
When I look at Social Security, I consider it the most important social program in the United States, arguably the most successful program in the world.
America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.
No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and at the same time more ‘humility training’ than wrestling.
America is very decentralized in how it supports the humanities, unlike European countries where virtually everything stems from the central government.