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Democracy 101: Recommended Articles - Spring 2017

Related Articles – Lecturer Recommendations

What Is a Journalist's Responsibility to the Truth? (April 25)
Elmer Ploetz, Department of Communication

From Burma to Buffalo
Jerry Zremski and Derek Gee — The Buffalo News, October 16 - December 21, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Bjorn Nittmo?
Tim Graham — The Buffalo News, September 1, 2016


Why Do We Need an EPA? (April 18)
Dr. David Kinkela, Department of History

Popular press articles:

How the U.S. Protects the Environment, From Nixon to Trump
Robinson Meyer — The Atlantic, March 29, 2017

What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts
Hiroko Tabuchi — The New York Times, April 10, 2017

I Ran George W. Bush’s EPA—and Trump’s Cuts to the Agency Would Endanger Lives
Christine Todd Whitman — The Atlantic, March 31, 2017

Scholarly articles:

Rome, Adam. "'Give Earth a Chance': The Environmental Movement and the Sixties." The Journal of American History 90, no. 2 (2003): 525-54.

Turner, James Morton. "'The Specter of Environmentalism': Wilderness, Environmental Politics, and the Evolution of the New Right." The Journal of American History 96, no. 1 (2009): 123-48.

Wagner, Wendy E. "A Place for Agency Expertise: Reconciling Agency Expertise with Presidential Power." Columbia Law Review 115, no. 7 (2015): 2019-69.


Do We Really Need a "Great Wall"? (April 4)
Dr. Ellen Litwicki, Department of History

Popular press articles:

Before the Wall: Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
The New York Times, February 8, 2017

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants
Dara Lind —, February 7, 2017

Pipeline of children: A border crisis
Daniel Gonzalez and Bob Ortega — The Arizona Republic, July 10, 2014

Trump's Border Barrier Hits a Wall
Priscilla Alvarez — The Atlantic, April 6, 2017

Scholarly articles:

Alden, Edward. “Immigration and Border Control.” Cato Journal 32/1 (Winter 2012): 107-24.

Arreola, Daniel D. “The Mexico-US Borderlands through two decades.” Journal of Cultural Geography 27/3 (October 2010): 331-51.

Zaiotti, Ruben. “Practical Continentalism: North America, Territorial Security and the European Model.” Journal of Transatlantic Studies 12/1 (2014): 90-103.


Do Public Schools Matter? (February 28)
Dr. Robert Dahlgren, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Trump War on Public Schools
Gail Collins — The New York Times, January 27, 2017

Democratic education under siege in a neoliberal society
Henry A. Giroux, in Teaching for Democracy in an Age of Economic Disparity
(eds. Wright-Maley & Davis), 2016

More of the Same: How Free-Market Capitalism Dominates the Economy and Education
David Hursh, in The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education
(eds. Carr & Porfilio), 2011

Teacher Education and Resistance Within the Neoliberal Regime: Making the Necessary Possible
Barbara Madeloni and Kysa Nygreen, in Social Context Reform: A Pedagogy of Equity and Opportunity (eds. Thomas et al.), 2014


Is There a Limit to Presidential Power? (February 14)
Dr. Jonathan Chausovsky, Department of Politics and International Affairs

Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump’s Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas
Benjamin Wittes — Lawfare, January 28, 2017

The American Experiment in Exile
Josh Marshall — Talking Points Memo, February 19, 2017

Extremely Dangerous Ground
Josh Marshall — Talking Points Memo, February 16, 2017


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Related Articles – General Interest

The Trauma of Facing Deportation
Rachel Aviv — The New Yorker, April 3, 2017

The National Death Wish (opinion)
David Brooks — The New York Times, February 24, 2017

Humans in Dark Times
Brad Evans — The New York Times, February 23, 2017

Trump's Russia Motives
David Leonhardt — The New York Times, February 21, 2017

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
Sophia Alvarez Boyd — NPR, February 16, 2017

Judges v. Trump: Be Careful What You Wish For (opinion)
Eric Posner — The New York Times, February 15, 2017

To Be True Americans, We Need to Support the Humanities (opinion)
Dianne Harris (University of Utah) — The Salt Lake Tribune, February 11, 2017

When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig
George Prochnik — The New Yorker, February 6, 2017

Beware of Pity is chillingly resonant in the Trump era
Simon McBurney — The Guardian, February 3, 2017

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
Sanford "Sandy" Levinson (University of Texas at Austin) — Balkinization, January 23, 2017

Related Articles – Faculty Interest

American Universities Must Take a Stand (opinion)
Leon Botstein — The New York Times, February 8, 2017

Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation on Difficult Issues
Katherine Schulten — The New York Times, September 29, 2016

Taking a “Hands On” Approach to Diversity in Higher Education: A Critical-Dialogic Model for Effective Intergroup Interaction
Nicholas Sorensen, Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, Patricia Gurin & Kelly E. Maxwell — Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy, December 2009

Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom
Washington University in St. Louis Teaching Center, 2009

Difficult Dialogues
Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, n.d.

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