Tag : Clarissa Buch

Moral Development and American Education

In an essay written in 1940, notable educator and philosopher Mortimer J. Adler addressed the question, “Can anything be done about American education?” Though his answer has swayed more towards an “I don’t think so,” he nonetheless takes note of…

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White Privilege: High School Edition

White privilege is a term coined by Peggy McIntosh in her paper, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies” (1988). It contains a list of examples of white privilege…

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Review of Chef

The movie Chef, directed by Jon Favreau, is doted with a very original plot: Respected Los Angeles-based chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) turns infamous after his explosive reaction to a negative review goes viral, leaving him miserable from every point…

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The NSA’s Conflicting Missions

America’s National Security Agency, the nation’s largest intelligence service, has a problem. It has been given two distinct, and in many cases contradictory, missions. The first is defensive: the NSA is charged with defending America’s networks and infrastructure. The second…

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The Indian General Elections: Overwhelming Majorities and Underlying Controversies

India’s most notoriously incendiary journalist, Arnab Goswami, was uncharacteristically timid in early May as he interviewed prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, perhaps foreshadowing the landslide victory that would bring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to effectively uncontested power. Each line of questioning of…

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