The Risch Doctrine

In 1965 when Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright publicly expressed the private concerns he had long harbored about growing U.S. military...

The U.S. and Iran in One Long Sentence

Just two months before handing the keys to the Oval Office over to Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman insisted that all covert action in...

America’s Great Problems

In other words – short. Very short. For a few moments earlier this fall we were consumed by the news of a humanitarian crisis and...

Higher Ed, Lower Expectations

University of Idaho President Duane Nellis apparently will depart shortly for Texas Tech University in Lubbock; a 30,000 student, major...

It’s the Money

Taylor Branch is a serious historian, a man who has made his considerable reputation as perhaps the most important historian of the civil...

Educated?

The Chronicle of Higher Education is out with fascinating new research about the educational attainment of all of the country’s 7,000...

Our Disinvestment in Higher Education

The United States has been engaged over the last 20 years or so in a systematic disinvestment in higher education. It may be the least...