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Welcome to my web site. I am a progressive and a Quaker. I teach Information Studies (Research & Information Technology) and Philosophy at Palo Alto ollege. This site is aimed particularly at my students, all of whom I introduce to critical thinking and its application to their lives and what's happening in the real world right now.

Two of the most critical elements of critical thinking are open-mindedness and independent judgment. Once these mental characteristics begin to form, a natural result is a desire to apply this new mindset to current events. The purpose of this page is to facilitate keeping up with the REAL news--as opposed to gossip (who had a wreck, shot who, etc.)--and variant interpretations of those events.


Debunking & Dissent
What is debunking? Dissenters, dissidents Civil disobedience?
What is propaganda? What is censorship? Social myths
Why Study History? Nonviolence Reactions to dissent and debunking
Stereotyping Whistleblowing Human Rights
Women's Issues Media Control Dissent page


Index of Issues/Topics

Academic Freedom
Anti-personnel Mines
Arms Industry, U.S.
Capital Punishment
Censorship?
Child Soldiers
Children in the U.S. Justice System
Civil disobedience
Committees to make decisions
Dams: A Boon or a Boondoggle?
Death Penalty
Debunking
Dissent page
Dissenters, dissidents
Drug Prices (prescriptions)
History, Why Study?
Human Rights
Immigration
Internet Censorship & Privacy
Job Interviews
Kosovo, the Cost to YOU
Land Mines
Mass Media
Media Control
Media Orthodoxy & Censorship
Military Industrial Complex, U.S.
Mines, land
Mexican Border
Military--Child Soldiers
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Nonviolence
Nonviolence Movement
Patriotism is good
Pharmaceutical Industry and Prices
Police Brutality
Prisons & the Justice System
Prisons, U.S., and Children
Propaganda?
Reactions to dissent and debunking
Refugees & Immigration
Repression
Social Issues (family violence, etc)
Social myths
Sports and character
Stereotyping
Suppression of Dissent
Suppression of Dissent
Transnational Corporations (globalization)
Unions
U.S. Aggression
U.S. Arms Industry
U.S. Propaganda
Warfare is justified
Web Censorship & Privacy
What the War on Kosovo Cost YOU
Whistleblowing
Women's Issues


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