This quarter I am teaching a graduate course in Public Management and Leadership. Part of last night's class focused on generational differences. Both Frances Kunreuther's essay: "The Changing of the Guard--What Generational Differences Tell Us About Social-Change Organizations," and a David Brooks video: "Humility in the Time of Me," served to generate an interesting discussion... Continue Reading →
Kids Who Read Fiction Are More Engaged, Empathetic Citizens, by Mike Kalin
"To overcome intolerance and bigotry, students must possess the capacity for empathy and understanding that reading fiction fosters. Literature courses don’t teach students every fact about our government, but they do cultivate the civic virtues required to sustain our democracy." Mike Kalin This is an exceptional piece. I normally would add my own two... Continue Reading →
Donald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of Law– This should be the biggest headline of the speech. By YASCHA MOUNK for Slate
"But Trump’s speech was also deeply dangerous for an even more important reason: Under the cover of his soothing rhetoric about unity and bipartisanship, Trump called on Congress to give him unprecedented and unquestionably antidemocratic powers:" Yascha Mounk https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/01/donald-trump-just-asked-congress-to-end-the-rule-of-law.html This is a clear attempt to validate a return to political patronage. What's worse, it beckons... Continue Reading →
How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. – By David Frum, Senior Editor, The Atlantic Magazine, March 2017
This essay is nearly a year old but is clearly worth reading again. When a conservative republican such as David Frum outlines how a pending autocracy can incrementally replace our system of checks and balances, and even the rule of law itself, then an entire nation needs to wake up and break out of its... Continue Reading →
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