Finding the right messages about China

I have spent plenty of time over the past year examining the rivalry between the United States and China. Of course, much of what I have written, read and studied has focused on the insatiable need American politicians and other elites have in demeaning China. In their eyes, China can do nothing right. It is … Continue reading Finding the right messages about China

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions

(2nd UPDATE, 9:20 p.m. May 3 MORE CUTS INFO) Ohio U cuts 140 positions; other universities soon to do the same?

2nd UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. EDT, May 3: Bryan Alexander has a comprehensive list of announced furloughs or job cuts. One of his conclusions bears special attention: A few reflections on this list: faculty members have largely been spared.  Cuts have fallen on staff instead.  There are few signs of structural or programmatic change.  Many of … Continue reading (2nd UPDATE, 9:20 p.m. May 3 MORE CUTS INFO) Ohio U cuts 140 positions; other universities soon to do the same?