As a college professor who tries the best he can to teach students to be well-read, think for themselves, and analyze complex social problems with their intellects and their hearts, I'm getting tired of arch-conservatives on TV and in my own circle of friends questioning my patriotism, my intelligence, and my motives.
While Obama clinches the nomination, some Italian- Americans join in the Lee-Eastwood feud over racial prejudices in America. In Italy at the same time, the race issue surfaces in politics. How can we contribute?
Explaining American politics to foreigners is not easy especially in this Presidential Campaign Season when you can't tell the pachyderms from the jackasses and vice versa. Ironic reflections are made on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Vito Fossella
Casting stones while in glass houses seems to be a favorite pastime of politicians of all races, creeds, genders, and "diss"-abilities. Take for example, Spitzer and Ferraro, not to mention Paterson, and "supporters" of Obama.