Journalist Mei Fong tells Fresh Air that China's one-child policy drastically reshaped the country's demographic make-up.
Hedges Laments The 'Death Of The Liberal Class'
He says that dynamic is to blame for turning elite, Ivy League universities into, essentially, vocational schools. "We create classes of systems managers," Hedges says, "highly astute and intelligent in a kind of analytical way … [who] only know how to service a particular system."
This celebratory event brings together all of the themes and people you love from The Nation--many of them former Town Hall speakers--for a mixture of talks, conversations between scholars, and readings from the magazine’s archives.
Veteran policy advisor Kilcullen will analyze global events of 2014 (an unstable Israel, civil war in Eastern Ukraine, the rise of ISIS), explain what they have to say about the current (and future) state of world relations, and make a case for U.S. re-engagement in the region.
With the increased frequency of ISIS attacks, understanding the group's somewhat mysterious origins is crucial. Bennis (fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies) will pull back the curtain on this organization, its relationship to the war in Iraq, and answer the question on many minds: "Can you really go to war on terror?"
Sensory perception influences more than we think and, according to award-winning science writer Platoni, understanding this process will help people better understand the world around them. She'll offer an inside look a the senses, the mind, and what makes things real to the human mind.
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Sugary soda drinks are taking over--at an increasingly negative cost to our health. Nutrition expert Nestle will share the devastating consequences of a society obsessed with soda, how targeted advertising supports this, and solution-based approaches to this issue.
Former American steel executive DiMicco says, despite claims that the trend of outsourcing jobs has been reversed, there's still a long way to go. He'll share lessons he learned in the field of manufacturing, and explain why the key to fixing the economy is to reshore these jobs.