By Sam Staley | Saturday March 24, 2012 at 6:15 PM PDT | 12 Comments
As legions of fans descend on theaters this March to watch the The Hunger Games, I wonder how many will have also recognized in Suzanne Collins‘s books another theme that may well give her trilogy a shelf life equal to that of that of another great social critic, George Orwell. While Collins’s story includes...
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Tags: Books, Civil Liberties, Culture, Entertainment, Fascism, George Orwell, jihadist, Katniss Everdeen, Liberty, Military, Nationalization, Personal Liberty, Politics, Power, Propaganda, Socialism, Sports, Suzanne Collins, Terrorism, The Hunger Games, The State, Totalitarianism, Video
By Mary Theroux | at 4:03 PM PDT | 9 Comments
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) earlier this week released a little-noticed new report warning that “the education crisis is a national security crisis.” The report notes that American students perform poorly on international tests compared to other countries that are making far better progress, and cites results of the 2009 Program for International...
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Tags: A Nation in Crisis, Budget and Tax Policy, China, Council on Foreign Relations, Defense, Education, Family, Urban Issues