Monthly Archives: November 2001

One Thousand Words in Every Frame

Unveiling 150 Hours of Streaming Web Video Thoughtful words may dominate policy, but powerful visuals are what shape the feelings, emotions, and memories that ultimately control politics. The central focus of most modern political campaigns has become fundraising, with the … Continue reading

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Patriotism and Idiocy

Patriotism and Idiocy by Ron Unz New Republic (Letters), November 26, 2001 Given the all-encompassing focus of TNR and every other major media outlet on the very real Terrorism War, I suppose I should be grateful that a recent column of … Continue reading

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Down is Up in Arizona Schools

Those who have followed the convoluted, counter- intuitive political history of the “English” movement will not be surprised to learn that the educational leadership of conservative, rock-ribbed Republican Arizona is engaging in a far more widespread and determined effort to … Continue reading

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“English” vs. Educational Fraud in Framingham, Mass.?

Last month I participated in a debate on our forthcoming Massachusetts “English” initiative, sponsored by Lesley University in Cambridge, one of America’s largest institutions for the training of bilingual education teachers. When first invited, I had been informed that the … Continue reading

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100,000 Signatures for “English” in Massachusetts

On Tuesday, the leaders of our Massachusetts initiative campaign held a press conference in Boston to announce that they had gathered over 100,000 signatures for their petition, far more than the number necessary to qualify for the 2002 ballot. I … Continue reading

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Making TNR’s “Idiocy Watch”

The recent “Rocks Falling Upward” column on my amusing Harvard University “English” debate provoked sufficient positive response that I subsequently published a slightly modified version on National Review Online. Given the near-universal fixation of NRO and almost every other media … Continue reading

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