In the article “Hoover panel talks tech, security” (February 26, 2019) former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead is reported to have made the ludicrous statement that U.S. military intervention in El Salvador was a strategic success.
It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism “the means of production” are owned by all of the people. In other words, all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled, and run by all of the people for the good and well-being of all of the people. They are not privately-owned by individuals and groups. In true socialism, we would not be totally equal in terms of how much we would get paid for our work, but we would be much, much more equal than we are now. There would not be any billionaires or people who have hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of millions of dollars in total wealth, most of which they inherited and did not earn by their own labor. We would share what we have.
This week we are confronting once again the issues raised when controversial speakers are invited to campus by student groups.
As a long time friend and supporter of the Silicon Valley Archive, since an initial mid 1980’s research visit to interview its founder, innovative librarian, Henry Lowood, as part of an NSF sponsored study of the entrepreneurial university, with Stanford as a strategic research site, I would like to pushback against violating the ‘quasi-sacred space’ of Green Library’ east wing, a “…calm refuge” for reflection.
The recent debate over the role of the Hoover Institution at Stanford gives me a sense of deja vu.
As a former Navy enlisted man and an officer I am concerned with the threat to national security posed by President Trump. His attacks on our intelligence agencies and cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin are un-American.
Title IX was written with good intentions in 1972 to prevent educational discrimination based on sex. One achievement included equal opportunity for both men and women to play school-sanctioned sports. Unfortunately, the law has since been perverted far beyond its original intent. It’s become a misguided substitute on college campuses for a court of law…
Dear editors, I was very sorry to read your two recent articles, “Following accusations of insensitivity and vulgarity in class, Native American studies professor is no longer teaching course” on Jan.14 and “After ‘insensitive’ course delisted by Native American Studies program, English department chair scheduled to meet students” on Jan. 21. No doubt, your reporting…