Aspiring American expats who are professional educators should consider working with the Department of Defense Schools for the dependents of parents who have enlisted in the US military. It's the 10th largest US school system, with about 120 schools around the world, in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. (http://www.dodea.edu) The article... Continue Reading →
"We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent." -- Ronald Reagan, State of the Union, February 6, 1985. Context. Book Revew: Culture Shock: Innocents Abroad. American Teachers in the American Century. "Innocents Abroad—no, not the one by Mark Twain—shows that Peace Corps volunteers, missionary teachers, and even Teddy Roosevelt's imperialists in the... Continue Reading →
Should the US intervene in Syrian massacres? Should it have toppled the butcher Assad, who waged war against his own people? Some people think so, and that the US showed cowardice in not intervening, or in failing to build an international force to intervene. "Aleppo will join the ranks of those events in world history... Continue Reading →
The US has a huge military presence around the world. Isolationists in the US think it's a poor investment, suspicious that it's a form of imperialism, while interventionists in the US think the US presence protects allies and contributes to stability in the world, and if the US withdrew, other countries would fill the power... Continue Reading →
In his 1961 farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the "unwarranted influence" of "the military industrial complex." A number of his fears have come true. Books: "Unwarranted Influence"