Monthly Archives: June 2011

Freedom Riders fifty years on

IU South Bend alumnus David James reports back from a recent trip to the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders who helped to break segregation in the American South.

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The quality of political discussion

When we discuss policy or politics, do we argue in order to win the day or to seek the truth? In two recent NY Times articles, Thomas Friedman and Patricia Cohen explore the allure of both approaches.