If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.
On the other end of the political spectrum from all of the foolishness in D.C. is a groundswell of terrific, on-the-ground activism and organizing work taking place across the country in just about every state, with tangible results.
We leave together. You leave Yale College after four years; I leave the Yale Presidency after twenty. I find myself thinking about a Grateful Dead song written in 1970, the year I came to Yale as a graduate student. You know the words: "Lately it occurs to me, what a long, strange trip it's been." It's been a long trip, but, for us, more wonderful than strange.
As a culture, we are drowning in calories of mostly very dubious quality, and drowning in an excess of labor-saving technology. I have compared obesity to drowning before, but want to dive more deeply today into the implications for fixing what ails us.
For the parents out there, it's a good idea to push past our own comfort zones when thinking about what might be possible for our kids.
In the ongoing "Mommy Wars of 2013", there is still a backlash against mothers who hire individuals (mostly women) to help with childcare. Is this a class issue or just another cafeteria fight?
Vinik earned enormous fees. He purchased the ultimate big boy toy, a professional hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also is a minority investor in the Boston Red Sox. Clearly, Vinik was back on his game. Or was he?
There are specific stages associated with mobile and digital disruption, and higher education is following this surprisingly consistent pattern. Indeed, we now see the new benefits arising for the consumer of education.
The Ivies, MIT, Stanford, Caltech, Berkeley. Maybe Duke, if all else fails... maybe. That's the "List" -- the typical college list for parents of high-achieving Asian-American students. With over four thousand colleges to choose from, why do so few make the cut?
Conservatives will find that millennials, often identified as a dependable source of support for President Obama and the left, can become a large part of the conservative movement.
The experiences of Charles Ramsey, Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson are unique in a sense that the public is making fun of their sincere demeanor.
Perhaps you have noticed that 2013 is the centenary of the premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Next year there will be much thought given to the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
It seems increasingly clear that at the core of our modern politics, which is to say, of an American politics mired in and thwarted by twisted fantasies and lies, is the religiousness of many of its practitioners. Problem is, religious people will believe anything.
For an institution like Harvard to say that there is merit to an idea that has already been discredited, like the idea that IQ is based on race ethnic origin, doesn't advance academic work. It legitimizes racism and discriminatory practices.
Cortlan is about to make history as one of only two Black men to finish Harvard Law School at just 22 years of age. In this clip from Tavis Smiley on PBS, the phenom talks to me about demystifying Harvard Law for Black youth.
Princeton, and Princeton's campus buildings themselves, matter more in Fitzgerald's non-collegiate fictions than critics have noted. The influence of the place didn't end with This Side of Paradise. Its echoes in Gatsby are physical and profound.