Higher Education? Higher than What?

June 7th, 2011

(Editor’s note:  This is an expanded version of an article previously published at Pajamas Media and excerpted here.) By Dan Miller It’s not what it’s cracked up to be and often it’s not about learning. This article by Clayton Cramer, published by Pajamas Media on May 24th, suggests some of the problems with higher education. […]


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Ignorance of History and Politics

April 9th, 2010

By Tom Carter I just read a depressing report about the appalling lack of knowledge of American history and politics among young people.  This isn’t really new information, but every time I read about the problem it gets more discouraging. Students leaving high school and entering university score at around 50 percent on a test […]


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The Blue Danube

December 17th, 2008

I lived within sight of the Danube River for a long time, mostly in Budapest and Belgrade.  This powerful, historic river slices through the heart of Europe, from its source in Germany, through Austria, between Slovakia and Hungary, then straight south through Hungary, between Serbia and Croatia, through Serbia, between Serbia and Romania, and east […]


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