Thomas C. Reeves

Thomas C. Reeves writes from Wisconsin. Among his dozen books are Twentieth Century America: A Brief History, and biographies of John F. Kennedy, Joseph R. McCarthy, Fulton Sheen, Walter J. Kohler, Jr and Chester A. Arthur.

Digital natives and their brave new world
10 Jan 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Digital communications
Is the smartphone generation getting smarter, or just more superficial? The debate continues.

Should China be our model in higher education?
3 Jan 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, higher education
The notion that universities should teach only subjects which are useful and profitable is nonsense.

Is American higher education cheating students?
29 Nov 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: higher education, liberal arts
There are many surprises in a survey of what students actually learn at college. Some leading institutions get Ds.

Obama’s secrets
4 Nov 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama
Shouldn't we know more about the President of the United States? Some are busy digging.

A naturally conservative nation
26 Aug 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: conservatism, liberalism, secularism
In a recent Gallup poll, only 21 per cent of Americans called themselves liberals.

College diplomas, anyone?
26 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: college, employment, graduates
The equation more cash = more diplomas = more skilled workers really does not add up.

Wild and wacky Wikipedia
10 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, internet, Wikipedia
If you put a dozen monkeys in a room with a dozen typewriters, which would they eventually tap out  -- Hamlet or Wikipedia?

The right way to fire teachers
27 Jul 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, teachers, United States
To the cheers of conservative critics, Washington DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has fired scores of teachers. But will that fix the system?

Sobering thoughts
21 Jul 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, public debate, rhetoric
Criticism based on fact should be the common coin of public discourse, not misleading rumours.

Why Is the Supreme Court supreme?
5 Jul 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Elena Kagan, US Supreme Court
Because the US Constitution says so. And that’s the way it should be, even if its decisions aren’t always to our liking.

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