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The triumph of progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | May 14, 2013

Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see the system as inherently corrupt. You doubt real progress is possible. “What chance … Continue reading »

The ’60s turn 50

Claude Fischer, professor of sociology | February 19, 2013

We have a commemoration going on about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the great social changes, such as the Emancipation Proclamation, which accompanied it. There’s another anniversary coming up over the next 12 months or so: the 50th anniversary of “The ’60s,” by which I mean the 1960s as a distinct social, … Continue reading »