The Power Elite (Books That Have Shaped Me #2)

The Power Elite (Books That Have Shaped Me #2)

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times.Whatever your life may become, these books — of this I am certain — will weave through the web of...
Books That Shaped My Life: Tough Love

Books That Shaped My Life: Tough Love

I am a lover of books. Books are not just a means to end, they are part of my story. So beginning with this entry, I will begin a series called The Books That Shaped My Life. The early 20th century poet Rainer Rilke wrote: Live for a while in the books you love. Learn...
Why I Vote

Why I Vote

DESCRIPTION: While there are many reasons to be discouraged about this fall’s elections and to not bother to vote, I offer three reasons I choose to vote: I am an internationalist; government’s job is to defend the poor, and  out of necessity I live and...
Reflections on Freire50

Reflections on Freire50

This past week (October 18-19) I had the privilege of attending the Freire50 conference at the University of South Carolina commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paulo Freire’s groundbreaking book,  Pedagogy of the Oppressed. There were...
Is Our Democracy in Trouble?

Is Our Democracy in Trouble?

On September 14 I attended a symposium at the University of Pennsylvania entitled “Democracy in Trouble?” featuring renowned political scientists from across the United States and Europe. Throughout the day they spoke about various challenges facing democratic...