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Entries by Michael Roth from 11/2012

From Commencement to Campaign: Where Is the Call to Service?

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Why are both candidates today so reluctant to call for service? Why do they continually appeal to our desire to have our country do something for us, but rarely ask that we make personal sacrifices to improve our collective future?

Get Smart! Cultivate Interdependence!

| Posted 11.15.2012 | College

The goal of inquiry isn't Truth with a capital "T;" it is more inquiry. The goal of liberal learning is more learning. We hold onto our "plasticity" by holding onto our ability to be affected by others -- to learn from experience in context.

Review of Chris Anderson's Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

| Posted 11.25.2012 | College

These days, when our slow recovery from recession seems like a full-employment program for pessimistic pundits, it's great to have a new book from Chris Anderson, an indefatigable cheerleader for the unlimited potential of the digital economy.