Less Disappointed in The Daily Beast

Less Disappointed in The Daily Beast

Another piece of recent journalism that I found profoundly disappointing was Anya Kamentz’s piece “Should Top U.S. Colleges Expand Overseas?” published online in The Daily Beast on March 5. If you look for the piece on the Beast website, you might...
It’s Time for Real Conversations

It’s Time for Real Conversations

The 15th of March is over in Abu Dhabi as I write; it has about an hour left to go back in New York, where (the weather Channel website tells me) it’s presently 46 F with freezing rain and snow showers predicted for Saturday afternoon. Here in Abu Dhabi the sun...
Why I’m an Idiot

Why I’m an Idiot

I’m writing this post in response to comments left on an earlier post (“Who’s Confused?”) by Richard Burt and an anonymous commentator. Mr. Burt is a professor at the University of Florida. He published his comment as a post on his personal...
Disappointed in The Atlantic

Disappointed in The Atlantic

I find it sadly ironic that with all the talk back in the US about the infringement of free speech that’s ostensibly going on in Abu Dhabi, the institution that is supposed to protect free speech in the United States — the media — has been abusing...
Fallibilism, Once Again

Fallibilism, Once Again

IN DEFENSE OF JOHN SEXTON, PART 3 I’ve been thinking a little bit more about the video interview with John Sexton that appeared on the New York Times website. Here it is if you haven’t seen it: The video strikes me as clearly edited to make Sexton look...
Doing Something Right

Doing Something Right

IN DEFENSE OF JOHN SEXTON, PART 2 Meanwhile, the Times Higher Education website has issued its annual rankings of global universities. Although NYU isn’t yet among the six superpowers in global reputation — ¬≠Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute...