In a press release, the University of Louisville announced today that Dr. James Comer, Maurice Falk professor of child psychiatry at Yale University, has been named the winner of the 2007 Grawemeyer Award in Education for his work Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World (Yale University
Just like the strains of “Jingle Bells” floating through the grocery stores, the annual Best Of lists have (already) begun to appear. Amazon.com is early out of the gate this year, releasing both their Editors’ Picks and their Customers’ Favorites this week. Among the Editors’ Picks for the Top 50
How did the rulers of the Soviet Union pass the time during long Politburo meetings in the Kremlin? They doodled. Sketching on notebook pages, official letterheads, and the margins of draft documents, prominent Soviet leaders in the 1920s and 1930s amused themselves and their colleagues with drawings of one another.
Saturday, October 14, marks the centennial of the birth of Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), the German-born political philosopher whose analysis of the nature of power, totalitarianism, and the “banality of evil” still resonates powerfully in our own time. “So it is no accident,” says Edward Rothstein in the New York Times,
With the midterm congressional races heating up and November 7 right around the corner, we are once again privileged witnesses of American democracy in action…or, as Alan Wolfe sees it, American democracy inaction. In his new book, Does American Democracy Still Work?, Wolfe identifies the current political conditions that have
There will be a Book Club session on TPMCafe for Reed Hundt’s In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship on Monday, September 25th and in the days following. TPMCafe is an off-shoot of Josh Micah Marshall’s popular TalkingPointsMemo blog. Their regular contributors are a mix of academics, former government