Brilliant texts you should read, and fundamental knowledge you should have.

How the American university was killed, in five easy steps.

Remaking the university. (California-centric, I know, but then California is a major country and worth watching.)

What would you add, along these lines?

Axé.

 

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5 responses to “Brilliant texts you should read, and fundamental knowledge you should have.

  1. N G

    One which is probably of interest to you is:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/why-do-cia-officers-need-spanish-interpreters/261700/

    Also a variety of current stories in the blogosphere about the fact that most states spend more on prisons than higher education and incarceration outlays have increased 6X the increases in higher ed. since 1990.

  2. Z

    I have met a few DoD language people. High level intelligence dude for German, couldn’t really speak German all that well; interrogator for Afghanistan, only knew a few words and rote sentences in Farsi and Pashto, the languages she was supposed to speak. Re Spanish, Mexico, etc., well the narcos sure are bilingual.

  3. Z

    P.S. — did you delete your blog, N G?

  4. N G

    No. Just checked via my log in as well as via reader. By the way how was your house after the storm?

  5. Z

    Oh good … and I see that from here your blog is now up again, too.

    House after storm, no damage, thank God and thank you!

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