Fear of the World: Unrealistic Vs. Healthy Apprehension

Paying close attention to the news, it is easy to be paralyzed by reactionary terror. My students in the Middle East were afraid to visit the US for fear of a) anti-Muslim hatred; b) mass shootings. I assured them they would mostly likely be safe. I told the female students that they could visit most... Continue Reading →

“A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide

"During the three years (1993-1996) Samantha Power spent covering the grisly events in Bosnia and Srebrenica, she became increasingly frustrated with how little the United States was willing to do to counteract the genocide occurring there. After much research, she discovered a pattern: "The United States had never in its history intervened to stop genocide... Continue Reading →

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