Saving NASA’s Space Program

Saving NASA’s Space Program

Article excerpt BEFORE COMPROMISE budgetary legislation was passed earlier this fall, Pres. Barack Obama had called for grounding NASA’s space program that would have taken astronauts back to the moon and beyond. In seeking cheaper, faster ways of keeping the U.S. in an exploratory orbit, budgetary issues should not be the only consideration. The country … Read more

The Loss Of Words: Incivility Rising

The Loss Of Words: Incivility Rising

A Yale lab assistant is impulsively strangled, allegedly by a co-worker. A young man leaving work near the main New York City post office accidentally bumps into a passerby and is stabbed to death. A congressman shouts from the floor, insulting us all. Kanye West steals a microphone at the MTV Video Music Awards. What’s … Read more

The Droning of Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy

The Droning of Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy

IN THESE DAYS of smart bombs and unmanned drones delivering lethal payloads, we sometimes see strategic communication and public diplomacy as little more than engineering problems. We have jettisoned real people from our conception of warfighting, and we have forgotten that foreign audiences have emotions more complex than the electrical circuitry in modern munitions. I … Read more