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Putnam’s Poignant Folly: Empathetic Blaming

Robert Putnam graduated from high school in 1959 in the small Lake Erie town of Port Clinton, Ohio, and for his widely-praised book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis… 1,040 more words


Joel Kotkin: California Is So Over

Daily Beast: California’s drought and how it’s handled show just what kind of place the Golden State is becoming: feudal, super-affluent and with an impoverished interior. 168 more words



The United Kingdom is one of the top destinations for immigrants who come there due to various circumstances. Originally the major reason for people to come to the UK was to receive higher education in colleges and universities. 331 more words

Does Affirmative Action Work?: A Global Perspective

By Graham K. Brown & Arnim Langer

Foreign Affairs

Americans tend to think of affirmative action as a uniquely American institution: an outgrowth of the civil rights movement, intended primarily to improve economic opportunities for African Americans, who have continued to face obstacles to equality long after the Jim Crow era of segregation and overt discrimination. 529 more words


George Will: What Patrick Moynihan knew about the importance of two parents

Washington Post: In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating the blades of a scissors. 83 more words


Back to Beverly Hills

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.  I do have a moustache, so maybe I am not really plagiarizing as I begin.   1,802 more words