Articles & Essays by John de Pillis
Would you teach your students how to fly without consulting a pilot? Yet this is what we are seeing in the teaching of mathemtics in our schools --- mathematicians' opinions about what should be taught has been of little concern to too many educators.
Evolving computer technology has us facing a fundamental Constitutional question: Should government have the right to eavesdrop on our private data and conversations?
In their support of struggling young Americans, the Nike company and film producer Freida Lee Mock act in very different ways. Comapare their respective values and actions in this, a fable for our time.
As we listen in good faith to politicians, journalists, and info-tainers of our popular culture, why do we so often feel unsatisfied? Why do we have an after-taste of emptiness? Here are some techniques for creating the illusion of oratorical substance.
The American has a love affair with the automobile. Mix this with the pall-mall pace and irrationality of an open air auction, and you produce a uniquely California event.
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