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The Decline of American Civilization

The Crisis in the Humanities: Why Today's Educational and Cultural Experts Can't and Won't Resolve the Failings of the Liberal Arts

Dr. Diana E. Sheets | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Dr. Diana E. Sheets

Without a seismic change in values that venerates historical cultures of excellence in conjunction with a celebration of scientific, professional, and technical achievement, there can be no restoration of the humanities.

A Civilized Society

Mike Farrell | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Today, more American men and women struggle to survive in prison than do the citizens of any other country in the world. And here correctional officers, staff, administrators and wardens are virtual royalty, holding unquestioned authority over the lives, circumstances and futures of those entrusted to their care.

You vs. Wall Street: 5 Secrets for Survival

Jed Diamond | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Jed Diamond

It seems clear that the world as we know it is coming to an end. The Occupy Wall Street movement is the latest expression of that reality.

Critics and Other Cultural Gatekeepers: Mind the Gate!

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Where is the recognition that a "book of raunch," rather than reflecting a mature and vibrant culture, is symptomatic of one in steep, full-on decline, drunk on its power and narcissism (including Baker's pet vice, sexual titillation)?

Fall of Spider-Man Director Is Not "Stuff of Greek Drama"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Everyone connected with this over-hyped, accident-riddled mega-production -- at $65 million, Broadway's most expensive -- needs to take a long, deep breath and, at long last, get a reality check.

What Columbus Must Have Worried About

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When Columbus set sail for what turned out to be our shores in 1492, he was not altogether sure whether or when he was going to see dry land again. So what does that have to do with today's world? A lot.