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Schools need specific anti-gang plans

James Mulvaney in Newsday: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to send state troopers to Long Island schools to address growing gang violence will not succeed without the full support of local communities. The plan lacks a…


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Against the “Melting Pot” Metaphor

Mike Wallace in Lit Hub: “In February 1915 the Nation magazine had run a two-part essay, “Democracy versus the Melting Pot: A Study of American Nationality,” by Horace Kallen, at that point a professor of…



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The Drama of the Thinking Heart

Karen Malpede in Open Democracy: “For the past twenty-two years, Theater Three Collaborative has been producing ecofeminist-pacifist plays in New York and Europe, on a shoestring and against all odds. Now a book, Plays in Time: The Beekeeper’s…




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On Teaching Police Officers

By Greg Donaldson – Recently, an adjunct professor in the Economics Department here at John Jay College remarked on Twitter that he enjoys teaching “future dead cops”. I’d like to respond to this inflammatory remark. I…



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Art from Guantánamo

Erin Thompson in the Paris Review: “The authorities hired an art instructor, under whom detainees produced the type of earnest exercises, shaded contours of apples and empty glasses, you might expect to see in a…