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Robert Weissberg is a retired professor (emeritus) of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He writes from New York.
Today’s political insanity might be called Compulsive Destruction Disorder (CDD).
Brute force and trillions of dollars cannot transform a culture, whether that culture be Afghanistan or the U.S.
Like the release of energy from atomic reaction, the output of academic lies is an explosion of bureaucracy and turgid, dishonest reports.
Today’s periodic political freak show reflects the increased role of social media in venting screwball ideas that once died a quiet death a few minutes before closing time at Casey’s Irish Pub.
Forget about discussing the opportunity costs of teaching CRT; ideologues are hardly deterred by terrible outcomes, in education or otherwise.
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