On a recent trip to Ukraine, I was lucky to witness a successful business project that shows Ukraine’s progress towards capitalism, following a trail blazed by the United States more than two hundred years ago.
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Recently the United States has confronted the ugly face of partisanship. Today it is considered noble for a politician’s career to be bent on ending the president’s. Today it is honorable to discredit an entire movement because they protest your policy initiatives. Hate is fueled by the idea that others must be wrong since you are right. We refuse to even attempt to understand our enemies, denying they have legitimate opinions. America, and the world, is only weakened by our black and white ideology. True success comes from compromise, understanding and celebrating the world as a complex shade of grey. (more…)
Mischaracterizations of the opposition are at the heart of the toxic political environment in this country. Instead of being an electoral season tradition as it has been in the past, today’s attacks on the character of the left or right come daily. The dialogue may go something like this:
In typical Lehigh fashion, Martin Luther King Day celebrations were extended to a full week of celebration marked most notably by the keynote speaker, Tim Wise. Prior to attending Mr. Wise’s speech, I did a bit of research to learn more about this speaker and his views. I must say I was a bit startled by my initial discoveries. (more…)