Timely Readings and Useful Resources

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President Trump bucks the Republican Party on gun control: full transcript

Barack Obama’s 2013 Address to the UN General Assembly

George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates 

Dreaming big: 13 memorable speeches


 Short Essays and Articles

Masha Gessen, To be or Not to Be

Judith Butler on the value of the humanities 

Sherry Turkle on the value of conversation

Philosopher Kings and Fiscal Cliffs


Reading Lists and On-line Resources

Ethics Unwrapped – University of Texas

Trump Syllabus 2.0 

Trump Syllabus 3.0 


Reports on the Liberal Arts, Humanities and Higher Education

The 2013 AAAS report on the Humanities – The Heart of the Matter

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future

South Carolina Department of Education Report on Education