Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nussbaum on Education in China & Singapore

UC philosopher Martha Nussbaum criticizes the Chinese and Singapore education systems that some—including President Obama—have praised. As she's on a most favored writer list, her article in TNR is worth sharing. Also, she thinks that pluralistic democracy is a good thing, and so do I.

Jeff Rosen On Kagan Hearing

Jeff Rosen, the very perceptive (means that I often agree with him) legal commentator for TNR offers this assessment of some of the perceptive questions asked by senators (a couple anyway) at the confirmation hearings. I haven't watched these hearings, but some I've watched have made me want to scream at the idiocy and preening that went on. Well, at least we know that some intelligent questions have been asked, which provides some mild reassurance.