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Retired from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Former director of international programs office and Superior English as a Second Language Institute. Ph.D., University of Minnesota. M.A. degrees in linguistics and East Asian Studies from the University of Kansas. Extensive experience teaching abroad, particularly in China. Active in various progressive organizations, most notably Minnesota Break the Bonds, which seeks divestment of Israel bonds owned by the Minnesota State Board of Investment.

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The Glory of Ignorance, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 26, 2019
FreeDumb Is Not Free Embracing conventional myth and propaganda about the world beyond US borders is convenient and comfortable but comes at a high economic, political and social cost. Paying attention to the world and challenging the US Empire is the most urgent task facing the world today.
From youtube.com: The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick This event is also webcasting via Livestream: bit.ly/vietnam-war-film In a Columbia University forum, introduced by University President Lee C. Bollinger , From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2017
PBS Goes to Vietnam PBS has embarked on an 18-hour extravaganza on the US war in Vietnam claiming that it is an opportunity to take a fresh and possibly healing look at that difficult time. In fact, it is nothing but a rehash of past vague excuses and rationalizations for the war--something for everyone but nothing beyond the acceptable parameters of PBS corporate funders.
Nothing but static, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2015
Brian Williams--Just the Tip of the Iceberg Brian Williams certainly deserves criticism for playing fast and loose with the news. We can fact check him on what he said but what is to be done about the huge amounts of important information the he all all the media simply leave out due to self-censorship?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Peace Process that Never Produces Peace--States Have a Role to Play An effective way to bring the Palestine issue home is a campaign to divest Israel bonds on the state or local level. However, just as in the international realm, organizers should be prepared for serious challenges.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Obama on Cuba and North Korea--A Lesson in US Politics Barak Obama is a typical finger-in-the-wind politician. That's nothing new, but his reactions to the North Korea/Sony hacking and his new policy on Cuba tell us something about American political culture and the very narrow parameters in which it can operate.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2013
When Is Diversity Not Diversity? A critique of the notion that racially or gender-based diversity in public officials necessarily implies a diversity in ideas on the issues of the day. The former is desirable but the latter is what's really needed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The reality of the US-Israel relationship The article reviews the reality of the US-Israel relationship and suggests concrete local action that can be taken.