Commentary & Opinion

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Sean Philpott: Drug Pushers

Like many academics -- and contrary to the image of college professors as lazy scholars that take sabbaticals every other year and have their summers off -- I about have four or five full-time jobs. I direct a graduate program in bioethics, teach six courses (including two summer courses), and supervise four students each year as they complete their Masters projects.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: To Fight Brush Fires Or The Whole Enchilada

Should we fight against the brush fires or tackle the whole enchilada? I’ve often wondered about that. People find it easier to tackle the little pieces. I’ve heard that Napoleon, retreating in Russia, broke the retreat into a series of small objectives to keep up his men’s confidence. But then we know the man in charge had his eyes on the big picture – getting out of Russia before he lost his entire army.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Blair Horner: Moreland Commission's Credibility Hangs In The Balance

Good government alarm bells are ringing in Albany.  Numerous news reports have accused the governor’s aides of interfering in the activities of the state commission investigating corruption in government.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Audrey Kupferberg: Gravity And American Treasures From The New Zealand Film Archive

During the past couple weeks, my film experiences have involved looking into the future-- and also looking back at the early 20th Century.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Rogovoy Report for October 18, 2013

Seth Rogovoy highlights some art and cultural events coming up in the Berkshires this weekend.

Hip-hop, jazz, classical, klezmer, photography, and illustration, the Berkshires has it all and more this weekend. Here are just a few highlights:

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: A New Internet Idea: Google Divine Images

Below is my imaginary letter to Sergei Brin, the co-founder and owner of Google.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Leibo: The Tea Party's Role In The Government Shutdown

Today, our commentator Dr. Steven Leibo discusses the role House Speaker John Boehner and the Tea Party had on the Government Shutdown. 

DOCTOR STEVEN LEIBO IS PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS AT THE SAGE COLLEGES. ARCHIVES OF HIS COMMENTARIES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT LEIBO’S WORLD WATCH…

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY WAMC’S COMMENTATORS ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHORS AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF WAMC OR ITS MANAGEMENT…

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Commentary & Opinion
12:48 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Herbert London: Freedom As A Natural Condition?

It has been argued in several of the intellectual journals in the West, that the aspiration for freedom is a universal goal, that most societies admire the freedoms we enjoy and wish to emulate us. As I see it, this proposition is one of the more pernicious illusions we entertain.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Paul Elisha: Respect And Consideration

No matter on what thoroughfare we Americans may reside, there is only one truly two-way street in this country and sadly, too many of us have forgotten its significance and lost sight of where it leads.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

David Nightingale: On Casinos

An essay aired in 2005, concerning casinos in the Catskills, mentioned some of the pros and cons of gambling; now, in 2013, here we go again. It appears that, increasingly, the governments of many states are believing in gambling as a quick fix to shortage of funds.

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