Loud

Am I to stay silent when I see something wrong? You say no Yet you remain in blissful denial of All that needs repaired around you Where is your voice Your conscience Your morality Your silence is loud

China Daily: China calls out hypocrisy in Western human rights argument

One quote in this story serves as an important reminder that questioning one country's human rights record opens the door to being criticised. China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday, "They use human rights as a tool of bullying and political manipulation while trying to cover up their own human rights abuses." These … Continue reading China Daily: China calls out hypocrisy in Western human rights argument

Courtesy

You ask why I'm interested You wonder what's in it for me That's not the point It's the courtesy you showed It's the kindness you offered That tells me who you are And who you are matters far more Than what you are

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Big 10 university presidents under the microscope because of…football

There is one quote in this story that tells you all you need to know about the pressures university leaders are under with a major football program on their campus. "You’re not going to get fired if the English Department doesn’t produce another book this year,” says Harvey S. Perlman, a law professor and former … Continue reading The Chronicle of Higher Education: Big 10 university presidents under the microscope because of…football

Boycott the Beijing Olympics? Such folly.

There's chatter in some Western countries about a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The loudest call seems to be coming from Canada, where the argument goes something like this: China's human rights record requires a response and not sending an Olympic team to Beijing would make a powerful statement. Here's the reality: … Continue reading Boycott the Beijing Olympics? Such folly.